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High Desert Haiku 2013

We have received exciting news: High Desert Haiku 2013 is now registering poets:  This poetry competition will occur on April 25-27, 2013.  Here’s how the organizers describe it:

“We will accept 32 registrants for this competition. The tournament is currently structured to be double elimination so you will have at least two opportunities to Haiku in Prelims. There will be two Prelim Bouts on Friday, April 26th. There will be a number of side events as well.  Finals will be the top 16 (two wins) from Prelims. Finals is Saturday April 27th.
“Prize money for winners is:
1st Place – $575
2nd Place – $275
3rd Place – $175
4th Place – $75
“There will be additional prizes and perks, its just way too early to announce them all.  Check out twitter @HighDesertHaiku.  Web info will be posted at”

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