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V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Anne Cooper’s “a soft whirling drunk a scattering of leaves,” tissue paper, leaf, vellum, cotton thread, bamboo, graphite

Culture Shock

By Holly von Winckel

Haiku in a paper sash

This week’s dose of local culture gives us an unusual fusion of paper art and haiku, dry produce artified and a one-man play celebrating the great conservationist Aldo Leopold.
V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Aylin Gungor

Show Up!

Faits Divers

Diverse items coalesce at Small Engine

By Captain America
A Hawk and a Hacksaw with Drake Hardin and Mike Smith light up the Small Engine Gallery
V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012

Culture Shock

By Sam Adams

Alibi’s 20 th Haiku Contest

Send us your best five-seven-five by noon, August 27, for a chance at publication and prizes.
V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

Arts Feature

Five Seven Five

The winners of our 19th annual Haiku Contest

By Summer Olsson
It wasn’t easy editing the results of our 19th annual haiku contest. Below the winners wax poetic on subjects ranging from “APD” to “Erotic” to “Breaking Bad.”

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V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Andreanna Moya Photography

Arts

Seeking 9/11 Anniversary Poems

Your reflections, a decade later

By Summer Olsson [ Mon Aug 29 2011 4:50 PM ]

The deadline for submissions to the Alibi haiku contest has passed, but there’s still a chance to get your words out. We are seeking short poems about 9/11: tributes, reactions, aftermath and related angles. Our staff will choose a smattering of the best and publish them in the haiku issue, which happens to come out a few days before the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

Email your poems to summer@alibi.com by Saturday, Sept. 3.

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V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
This monkey cannot write haikus.
Dave Stokes
This monkey cannot write haikus.

Animals

Words vs. syllables

The difference is one evil monkey

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 12 2011 10:44 PM ]

Those readers who pick up the print addition will notice a small blip in the ”Culture Shock” column this week. We are soliciting submissions for our annual haiku contest. (This is still in effect. Send ‘em in!)

The column is written in haiku format, so clearly I know what that is. But some kind readers have pointed out—in variously witty ways—that the instructions ask for lines featuring 5, then 7, then 5 words. The proper allotment for verbosity is 5-7-5 syllables. This error has already been corrected online, so those readers who only interact with us in cyberspace have nothing to worry about. Sadly, there is nothing we can do about the print version except offer up the explanation.

Late Tuesday, when we were scurrying to get the paper in order and off to the printer, I heard a whinnying and scraping in Kimo Way. I went back there and opened the door to find a Pegasus. It was dingy and it smelled like trash, but it was still a Pegasus in all its glory. Never having ridden one, but always yearning to do so, I grabbed its wavy mane, jumped onto its silvery back, and it leapt into the sky.

While I was soaring through the clouds, an evil monkey snuck into my office. Seeing my unfinished haiku article open on my computer, he removed his suit coat and fedora and had a seat at my desk.

After galavanting on the Pegasus and bidding it farewell, I was so starry-eyed I didn’t even notice that the article was finished and sent off in my absence.

I sincerely apologize for the misinformation and word/syllable confusion. If anyone sees a dapper evil monkey, please report it to the Alibi offices immediately. While you’re at it, grab him and explain that haikus are arranged in 5-7-5 syllables.

V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011

Festival Preview

BANG BANG!

Slam poets shoot each other with words

By Summer Olsson
Poets from around the country will take aim and fire at one another, turning Albuquerque into an O.K. Corral of lyricism. The 2011 Southwest Shootout features wordsmiths from Louisiana, Colorado, Texas and, of course, New Mexico performing their particular flavor of poetry.
V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011

Culture Shock

By John Bear

Why Do Haiku? Villanelle Is Swell.

Haiku is fun. The haiku contests at the Alibi are a big hit (look for the 2011 edition in September). It's a chance to show off one's 5-7-5 chops. Until then, why not give villanelle a try?

V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010

Letters

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V.19 No.36 | 9/9/2010
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Feature

Ha-Ha-Hai-Ku!

Winners of our 2010 Haiku Contest

By Patricia Sauthoff

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V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010

Books

It's time to get 5 - 7- 5 in the (505)

By Patricia Sauthoff [ Mon Aug 9 2010 3:36 PM ]

Calling all poets!

Hear ye, hear ye. It is time, again, to put pen to paper, fingertips to keyboard, sharpie to ... no, don't do that. Just write us a haiku.

The deadline is August 27 at noon. Seriously, that does not mean 3 p.m.

V.18 No.31 | 7/30/2009

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Haiku! Bless You.

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