The Roundhouse Foundation and Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture present
“Thoughts on Living: Community Haiku”

Roundhouse Foundation, Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture and Portland based artist Alisha Sullivan are pleased to invite Sisters community members of all ages to submit haiku poetry to be displayed in lights during the weekend of the Sisters Folk Festival, September 30 – October 2, 2022.

Words connect us in so many ways, and poetry has the unique ability to capture the universal experiences of community, coexistence, and connection to place. We invite members of the Sisters community to participate in a temporary art installation by Alisha Sullivan that will be displayed in projected lights the weekend of the Sisters Folk Festival at various locations throughout town. For three days, visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy the poetic thoughts and sentiments of those who call this community home. Through poetry, please join us in sharing your own experience of living in Sisters, coexisting with other community members, activities you love, feelings, or dreams you hold for the future. Let your imagination be your guide.

All members of the community are invited to participate, and no prior poetry experience is necessary. All submitted poems will live online, with a selection of entries projected in lights at three locations throughout Sisters from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2.

Rules for Submission:
– Entries must be in the form of a haiku (an unrhymed poem in three lines: the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the third line has five syllables).

– More than one entry per person is allowed, but only one may be selected.

Example of a haiku poem:
We all walk this Earth
Each searching for the same thing
A place to call home
John R.

Deadline for Entries: July 31, 2022 at 5pm

Please submit your first and last name. Only first name and last initial will be displayed if your poem is selected.

Use the button below to submit your entry.

By submitting, participants authorize the Roundhouse Foundation to use their haiku and its reproduction in an art installation. Entries may be included in additional publications.

Submit Haiku Here
Published On: June 23rd, 2022 / Categories: Pine Meadow Ranch, Pine Meadow Ranch Programs /