In the spirit of the holiday season, Emily Moog and Phoebe Hurtte created a fireplace for NYLI staff to gather round and read a few poems.   Now we’d like to have some haiku* poems to read. The most creative holiday haiku depicting law libraries, law books, legal tech, government documents, or law librarianship will be recognized with $20 Starbucks gift card for the writer to use to enjoy a warm treat around their own hearth this winter. 

Please send your entries by December 20th to Eileen Dolan at

* A Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time.