Do you have a favorite poet? Or perhaps you have a favorite poem? I myself am all for Robert Frost—when it comes to this contest to win tickets to the Dec. 8 Cave Singers show at Doug Fir, we at LocalCut are all about haiku. Remember that simple poem format from elementary school? Let's go back to school: The first line is five syllables, second line is seven, and the third and final line closes out with five syllables. Following those guidelines could snag you two spots on the guest list for the folky Seattle band that features a former member of Pretty Girls Make Graves.
So what must you do to have a chance at a pair of tickets for the Cave Singers? Well my friend, the key is all in the venue name! Yes, we are looking for a haiku about Doug Fir. You choose the topic—a prior concert you've seen there, how much Matador's Cave Singers are going to rock the stage when they appear, an ode to a lovely bartender or perhaps just your thoughts on the Doug Fir itself. Pretty much whatever strikes your fancy, if you fancy entering.
Email us your haiku, along with your full name, in an email by noon Dec. 3 to jsandberg [at] wweek dot com (that's the intern) with the subject line "haiku contest." He'll remove your names and forward it to the LocalCut staff (we'll be voting as a team), who will judge the entries on undetermined merits (i.e. whichever ones call to us personally; whatever one we like the best.).
The winner will be announced on Dec. 5 via email and a LocalCut post. Only scribes over the age of 21 may attend the concert, but all ages are encouraged to enter!
Ready! Set! Write!
Doug Fir Lounge
p.s. By sending us your haiku's, you're giving us permission to run them on LocalCut. Let us know if you prefer to remain anonymous.
Photo care of Seattle Weekly.