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Head-to-Head Haiku Deathmatch

Toronto Poetry Project (producers of Toronto Poetry Slam) and stackt are excited to produce the Annual Head-to-Head Haiku Deathmatch, featuring the top haiku poets in the GTA!

Hosted by Cynthia Gould and featuring a special set by national slam champ Gavin Russell, this haiku battle invites any haiku writer to compete in a head-to-head competition where judges selected from the audience pick the haikus they like best. You don't need to pre-register, you just need to show up by 730pm to sign up to compete.

If you want to compete in the Deathmatch, note you should have available 25 haikus minimum. They don't need to be memorized. We are using the standard 5-7-5 syllable count for this competition.

Anyone can come watch this concert of haiku poems, and remember: this isn't your grade-school's haikus! Expect funny, weird, thoughtful and unique haikus.

Doors/sign up 730pm and show at 8pm. All ages (but note there will be adult content on stage).

We're also excited to feature a short feature set from the hilarious Gavin Russell, a national champ and two-time members of the Toronto Poetry Slam Team.

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Brought to you by Toronto Poetry Project, producers of the biweekly Toronto Poetry Slam at the Drake Hotel.