Republished from an event by Stephen Smith. Click here for the complete Facebook post.

Date/time: March 9. 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Location: Jeju Seaside Venue, 1262 Samdo 2-dong, Jeju City. 064-759-1339

Up to 16 poets will sign-up on a first come first serve basis… email Stephen Smith at [email protected] to reserve your battle spot.

In head to head match-ups, poets will take turns reading their original haikus. A panel of randomly selected judges will select the winner of each bout.

The winners of each match will move on to the next round until two haiku competitors remain. In the final round, the two poets will battle for the title of HAIKU MASTER of Jeju Island!.

This year all proceeds from the Haiku Death Battle will go towards sponsoring a small elementary school in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As such we will have a 5,000 won cover. This sponsorship is facilitated by the charity organization SCI Cambodia and Jeju English Teacher Kenneth McLeod.