Humanist Voices in Verse: Humanist Haiku Contest

Can you convey humanism, atheism, or freethought in a creative haiku? Send us your best Humanist Haiku and enter to win a free book from Humanist Press!

To start off the contest, read this submission by HNN reader Peter J. Warshaw. He is a resident of Round Rock, Texas, and a fine arts administrator. He writes poetry as part of his recovery from losing his wife to suicide in 2006 and his resultant journey toward self-discovery.


A Haiku

No supreme being.
Heaven and hell don’t exist.
All of it’s a lie.

To submit your entry, send an email to with the subject line “Humanist Haiku” or include your haiku in the Comments Section below (include your full name and city/state) by 12:00pm Eastern Time on July 23. You may submit more than one entry for consideration. Winners will be announced in the July 24 issue of HNN.

Good luck!