Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield
Hosted by Melissa Quirk Cairns
8 poets / 2 rounds - Sign up to enter the lottery for a spot. The Secret Santa part: competing poets are asked to bring an inexpensive, secret santa gift (wrapped). 8 poets, 8 gifts. Winner picks first, runner up picks second, and so on.
8 Haikusters. Paired up in the first round. 4 move on. 2 move on. See details below. Sign up (first come basis) for one of the 8 spots.
Note: There is no required theme re poetic content to either of the above. We're just wrapping the whole thing up in some holiday spirit.
Head-To-Head Haiku is a fun, good humored, twist on the Poetry Slam format. In H-T-H, poets come armed with a collection of Haikus – poems having 17 syllables, no titles, no props – and are matched up in pairs for friendly, head-to-head competition. Strategy, delivery, quick wits as well as clever writing all come into play.
Rules and structure are subject to change. The Gyoji is the arbiter of all disputes and their decision is final. The Head-To-Head Haiku is intended to be fun, friendly competition - we don't take ourselves too seriously.
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