Pi Day 2021 Piaku Contest

Pi pie for Pi DayTo celebrate Pi Day this year, LSSU Library is holding a Piaku Contest.

What is a Piaku?
A Piaku is a form of poetry similar to Haiku, but instead of the 5-7-5 syllabic form, the number of syllables per line corresponds to the digits of pi.  And, given the nature of pi, there is no limit to the length of a Piaku!

An example Piaku, created by Marc Boucher:

The Textbook

(3) Why oh Why
(1) Do
(4) Students fail to
(1) Read
(5) Before going to
(9) Class when they know the teacher will ask
(2) Questions
(6) They will not raise their hands
(5) For they do not know
(3) The answers

To submit your Piaku for our contest, email it to reference@lssu.edu by 3:14pm on March 12, 2021.

And please join us in the Library Learning Commons by the giant whiteboard on Thursday, March 11 @ 2pm for a Piaku workshop to craft your winning piaku.  All submitted piakus will be shared to our Facebook page and displayed on the library’s lobby monitors.

What does the winner get?
We will include the winning piaku in the April 2021 Communique, and the winning poet gets a pie!

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