Below are 4 wondrous Underwater Haiku creatures created by Daphne Giannoulatou as prompts for this week’s Collaborative Competition! You can review the images (including text descriptions), project details, and submit your haiku in response to these prompts via this Google Form!

We look forward to your contributions!

Underwater Haiku returns with our first collaborative competition from Monday 6 July 2020! We will be sharing unique prompts each day from Monday to Thursday to inspire your haiku writing about underwater environments and rivers! More details on Monday!

It’s here! Underwater Words made its world premiere! Thank you to everyone who contributed words. Now, enjoy the magic created by Daphne Giannoulatou and Asha Sahni.

Next week, Underwater Words emerges from below the surface with haiku contributions from 106 poets. Underwater Words is a co-creation with haiku lines written by people around the world, compilation of haiku by Asha Sahni, and digital artwork by Daphne Giannoulatou. Initial viewing will be for contributors with a later ‘reveal’ for all. For now, a little teaser…

Thank you to the 106 contributors who shared lines and even entire haiku with us for the Underwater Haiku project’s first activity! Below is a digital thank you from us to all contributors! These are the first lines of 5 or 7 syllables that each person submitted, and builds our Underwater Haiku Exquisite Corpse! More creations are underway! Stay tuned and keep following along here for updates and further opportunities.

The first in a series of Underwater Haiku activities and events goes live today 15 April and is open to contributions through 30 April 2020. The first activity is an online and collaborative Exquisite Corpse Creation with FIRE Lab and Asha Sahni. Details about the project and this first activity are shared in the graphic below.

If you’d like to participate in this Underwater Haiku Exquisite Corpse Creation, visit our Google Form to add your contact information and series of words forming 5 or 7 syllables. For people who are visually impaired, please follow this link – – to the Google Form that includes text about the project and participation details rather than the graphic.