Pizza Pride: A Pie-Ku Contest

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pizza-loving poets, start composing. For an upcoming pizza-themed section, we're seeking your best verse for our Reader Pie-Ku Contest.

In the tradition of Japanese haiku, that's three unrhymed lines -- five syllables, then seven, then five -- in honor of the almighty pizza, whichever way you slice it.

Be original, be descriptive, be funny. You can submit only one pie-ku, so work to make it the best use of 17 pizza-related syllables.

The deadline for receipt of entries is April 30. E-mail them to with "PIE-KU" in the subject line, or send them to: Pie-Ku Contest, c/o Joe Yonan, Food Section, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. Be sure to include your full name, address and telephone number for contact purposes.

Pizza-related prizes will be awarded.

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