Our sponsor, Newton Community Pride, has announced the winners of this year's Haiku Newton contest. You can read the announcement here.

Over the next few weeks we will spotlight the 2024 poems on this website, along with writer bios.

Later, we will share an online anthology that includes all the poems we received from a variety of writers including students, Newton neighbors, established writers, and poets who live halfway around the world.

You can view the 22 winning haiku in several locations. A complete set of signs has been installed in front of the Newton Free Library, located at 330 Homer Street (see the first and second photos at left). Several signs also have been placed at the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street, at Trio, 845 Washington Street, and at the Austin Street Plaza (third photo), 28 Austin Street in Newtonville.

We hope this project helps people experience the delight and beauty of poetry in unexpected ways. We're pleased that several passersby have already told us how inspired and uplifted they felt after seeing the colorful signs and reading the vibrant poems.

Check back soon for more photos and updates.