About National Haiku Poetry Day
A Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
A celebration of the genre of haiku, whose origins date back a millennium in Japan, and which is now written in more than 50 countries and cultures around the world.
This day is observed in the heart of National Poetry Month (United States), under the auspices of The Haiku Foundation.
In addition to various public events, readings, exhibitions and competitions around the world, the foundation hosts on this day the HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival and the Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration.