The Uist Haiku Project

Uist Haiku is a collection of short poems (“haiku”) and accompanying images (“haiga”), focused on life in Uist.

The poems and associated images will be made available through the UAA website and social media. We will also produce at least one printed booklet of poems and images

The project is managed by the Uist Writers Group and the Uist Arts Association. The project will initially run for a year, beginning in April 2021,


How can I participate?

You must be a resident or former resident of Uist (defined broadly as Berneray to Barra).

You can submit poems, images or both. You can submit the text of the poem as part of the image or keep text and image separate. Be creative! 

Poems can be on any topic as long as the reflect on some aspect of life in Uist  All must be your own work, or submitted on behalf of the owner. Poems may be in English or Gaelic. 

Please submit your images in the jpeg format. We will optimise these for web display and will get in touch with you if we need a higher quality version for use in our printed booklets.

All submissions will be looked at by our editor before they appear on our website. Submissions will be used, with accreditation, on the UAA website, UAA social media accounts and in UAA print publications.


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