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Arab American Wins Contest to Display "Haiku" at G-20 Summit

posted on: Sep 26, 2009

All hail high priestess of haiku.

And the winner is Angele Ellis.

Her haiku will grace the marquee of the Harris Theater during the week of the G-20 summit. It reads:

“We harvest leaflets

blown like autumn leaves: our hopes

speak truth to power”

Pittsburgh Filmmakers sponsored a contest to come up with a haiku which will be seen by all of the world — if the cameras are pointed in the right direction. Roughly 150 entries were submitted and Ellis was the winner.

A writer and community activist, Ellis lives in Pittsburgh and is a published author and poet, former co-director of the Pittsburgh Peace Institute and onetime member of the River City Nonviolence Resistance Campaign.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette