Winners of Kelvin Smith Library’s 2018 #NationalLibraryWeek Haiku Contest announced

The winners of Kelvin Smith Library’s 2018 #NationalLibraryWeek Haiku Contest have been announced. The first-place poet will receive gift cards to both Barnes & Noble and Target, totaling $100. Second- and third-place winners will receive Case Western Reserve University apparel.

First place

Katherine Elizabeth Lewis of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Science’s Class of 2018 won first place with the following haiku:

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Second place

Steve Kerby, an undergraduate member of the Class of 2019, won second place for his haiku:

I look for one leaf
in endless columns of trees.
Thank god for Dewey.

Third place

The third-place winner was a student who chose to remain anonymous and composed the following poem:

Shh! Listen closely
to hear silent symphonies
burst from the pages.

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