Be a haiku guru: Enter first-ever Michigan Medicine poetry contest

April 3, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

Are you a poet and nobody knows it? If so, enter the first-ever Michigan Medicine Headlines poetry contest in honor of National Poetry Month!

That’s right, it’s time to grab your quill and parchment — or just stretch out your typing fingers — and send Headlines a health care-related haiku. Winners will be published in a future edition of Headlines and win a cool prize made up of Michigan Medicine swag.

Here are the contest rules:

  • Each poem must be a haiku and be related to health care, education or research.
    • So what’s a haiku? Glad you asked!
      • A haiku consists of 17 syllables in three phrases. The first phrase is five syllables, the second phrase is seven and the third is five again. The phrases do not need to rhyme. Here’s an example:

We love our patients
at Michigan Medicine
Show us why you care!

  • All faculty, staff and students are eligible to enter the contest.
  • Entries must be in good taste and appropriate for the workplace. Derogatory remarks, inflammatory language and potentially offensive content will not be accepted.
  • Have fun!

Headlines wants to see how creative you are. Show off your talents and you could be named Michigan Medicine’s inaugural Haiku Guru!