A celebration and competition, 2 pm April 26th, at SPACE Theatre.

Winning authors read their poems at 2pm
Reception & Refreshments at 3pm

SPACE Theater
Corner of West Perkins at Dora
Ukiah, California

As of the 2010 festival, we added a new category for haiku in Spanish: Sumisiones Regionales de Haiku en Español. Note that we have a regional focus for all categories except one, the Jane Reichhold International Prize, which is open to adults planet-wide. All other categories are open to residents of Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, and Sonoma counties in Northern California.

For more specifics, please see our Submission Guidelines.

Haiku by other festival winners can be accessed on the festival website along with information on crafting haiku, including a presentation by Jane Reichhold, an internationally recognized haiku expert living in Mendocino County.
Ukiah Valley residents were inspired to hold a festival celebrating haiku because Ukiah and haiku are palindromes. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate the area’s natural beauty, a common theme in haiku.  Anyone who has stopped to notice some wonder of the natural world or wants to share a reflective moment can write a haiku.