FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Celebrate National Poetry Month With Freshkills Park
April is National Poetry Month and the Parks Department is celebrating with a Haiku contest to honor the transformation of Fresh Kills Landfill into a park.
Parks wants to hear from you: your ideas, impressions, experiences, and thoughts on Freshkills Park — in Haiku form. A Haiku is a type of poem written in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, for a total of 17 syllables:
Soft fields green expanse
Gleaming rivers meet
Parks will be awarding prizes to the top three winners. Submit for your chance to see your name in print in our next Fresh Perspectives newsletter in addition to receiving a limited edition Freshkills Park hat. Email your Haiku, along with your name and age, to FreshkillsPark@parks.nyc.gov by Friday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m.
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