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Inspired by the serendipitous algorithm-generated poetry of the New York Times Haiku, we're hoping to feed our own award-winning writing through a concept of similar but more human design: the staff and readers of the Pulitzer Center website.
Our resident poet, Jennifer Nguyen, got the ball rolling:
A dividing line
of walls, mines, wire, land and men,
We write on behalf
those who may risk death for words
this Poetry Month.
When given the "choice"
sick, ailing Cambodians
What is a haiku?
Haiku is poetry in three short lines using a 5-7-5 syllable structure. Typically haikus contain strong sensory or synesthetic words and images.
Poetry Month: Telling Untold Stories:
Haikus about international untold stories help interpret global issues for a wider audience.
in and of shadows
the stateless stumble, ever
the nowhere people.
Bones emitting truth
stack, one atop another
Poetry can help us reflect and see things we might have missed in everyday life.
Poetry can be a call to action or, as Pulitzer Center grantees Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy found in Afghanistan, a way to express dissent when self-expression is dangerous.
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