Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2007


We are delighted to announce that the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in Vancouver, Canada, during March and April 2007.

We invite poets from around the world to submit one unpublished haiku inspired by the beauty of the cherry tree. Submissions must be received by January 11, 2007.

Top selected haiku will become part of a permanent stone Haiku Memorial at Burrard SkyTrain Station in downtown Vancouver under the cherry tree planted in 2006 to commemorate the inaugural festival. The Haiku Memorial will be unveiled at the festival's opening mid March and selected haiku will also be displayed on TransLink city buses and SkyTrain cars for a period of two months.

In addition, top selected haiku will win free copies of "Haiku Journey," a new computer game from Hot Lava Games that features 540 English-language haiku by 45 poets around the world, selected by Michael Dylan Welch.

Other works of merit will be published on the VCBF Website and featured at readings throughout the festival.
You may find submission details at by following the link to haiku.