Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The fourth annual Haiku Death Match will be held on Friday, September 23. The event will be located in MMA at the Ruth Ann Musick library and begin at 4 p.m.

The yearly contest pits faculty members against one another in an effort to write the best haiku based on topics suggested by the audience.  Contestants have ninety seconds to write each haiku. This marks the fourth year of the event, organized by Dr. Elizabeth Savage and sponsored by the Department of Language and Literature.

This year’s combatants will be Drs. Christina Lavorata, Francene Kirk, and Suzanne Heagy.  Dr. Jack Hussey will serve as master of ceremonies.

Last year, Dr. Paul Reneau bested Drs. Adam Podlaskowski and Anne Patterson in the battle of wit and creativity, although Dr. Podlaskowski won fan-favorite. Haiku topics included beer and cheese, among others.