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Haiku Poetry Slam

Kauper Hall, Millikin University • October 14, 2007

Bronze Man Books announced the plans to publish the Millikin University Haiku Anthology one year prior to its publication date, and celebrated the opening of submissions with a Millikin University Haiku Poetry Slam. Competing haiku poets included three of the student and alumni editiors (1) Melanie McLay, (2) Emily Evans, (3) Rick Bearce and (4) the Production Manager of Bronze Man Books, Brian Blankenship.

Dr. Randy Brooks served as the host and master of ceremonies for the Haiku Slam, and our distinguished panel of flag judges included: Dr. Priscilla Meddaugh, Assistant Professor of English; Lee Gurga, Editor of Modern Haiku Press; Shirley Brooks, Co-editor of Mayfly magazine, Jessica Brooks, Co-editor of Mayfly, Mark Beanblossom, senior editor of Bronze Man Books, and Josh Wild, former editor of Collage literary magazine.

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Randy Brooks - Master of Ceremonies
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Randy Brooks - Scoreboard
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Brian Blankenship - Haiku Slam Competitor
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Rick Bearce - Haiku Slam Competitor
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Melanie McLay - Haiku Slam Competitor
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Emily Evans - Haiku Slam Competitor
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Mark Beanblossom - Flag Judge
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Next Round Waits
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Haiku Poets Wait to Compete
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Brian, Melanie & Rick
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Josh Wild - Flag Judge
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Lee Gurga - Flag Judge
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Another Point for Blue Poet
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Dan Richards - Millikin Alumni
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Blue Poet Melanie Reads
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Judges Josh Wild & Mark Beanblossom
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Row of Judges
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White Poet Reads
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Randy & Shirley Brooks
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Jessica Brooks - Keeper of the Flags
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Emily Evans is the Grand Champion
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