About Haiku Austin

downtown Austinlove song to Austin / in 17 syllables / wonderful and weird

Haiku Austin pays tribute to this spirited city with poems in the traditional haiku format, with three lines of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 arrangement. 

Written by longtime Austinite Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz, an advertising creative director and former winner of the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship, the book features witty haiku about iconic Austin places, people and experiences. Accompanying the poems are vibrant, full-color photos that will appeal to readers whether they've been in Austin for 20 years or 20 minutes.  

Now available online and at BookPeople, Malvern Books, Away Spa at the W Hotel, Whole Earth Provisions, Wild About Music, Austin Rocks, The Blanton Museum Gift Shop, Waterloo Records and Austin Visitors Center.

Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz, author of Haiku Austin