About Falling Poems

Stef received an Honorable Mention for her Haiku at the VSANA’s First Haiku Contest 2020
Stephanie “Stef” Cupido is a young writer and poet born in Wellington, South Africa in May 1990. She has a 12-year-old daughter, loves every type of music especially The classical and Bon Iver. Stef has a huge love for animals and avoids people when possible, she is a sensitive soul and loves nature and everything in it, that is why she has no favorite color and chooses all of them. She fell in love with haiku in 2018 and has practiced it ever since. That was how Falling Poems was conceived, through the love of nature and poetry She is also a WordPress blogger and has a small but loyal following. She has published a short story in Writers Space Africa International Literary Magazine 2019. And Non Fiction in her local Newspaper; Two Post Scriptums

I am a writer from South Africa with a universal mind in the clouds
In 2019 her Illustrated Haiku was selected to go to space in 2021 by NEWSPACE, it will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records
Stef has published Haiku in Afriku: Vienna Meets Africa, 2019 Haiku anthology book by the Austrian Haiku Association
Stef has published Haiku in The Lotosblute 2018 Anthology book. Published by the Austrian Haiku Association

Falling Poems – is a collective project promoting poetry in all it’s forms.

Although Falling Poems is kick starting with a Haiku collection Book, Falling Poems promotes all Genres of fiction literature. Falling Poems is for poets and writers of fictional literature, the world to notice. Its hard to be a writer in a loud world. No one hears your voice, or even your thoughts, unless you write it down, but even that depends on people reading your words, because groups have become virtual and conversations have become edited. I want this book to be a place where Haiku gets the honor it deserves, bringing back the respect for nature and human. “Laat hy val waar hy wil!”

Meet the poets here:


Submit Now! My 2020 Focus Collage Haiku Project

What was your 2020 focus? What or who kept you going throughout this pandemic? Send up to 3 pictures of your 2020 focus to create a spirit of gratefulness and positive energy, in these times of uncertainty.

THEME: Open. ( Buildings, places, activities, objects, people, animals, items, clothes, indoors outdoors or food, etc)

What made the year special and memorable to you? Let’s make our 2020 story a good one.

Your entries will be compiled and created into a collage haiku by Stef Cupido & Falling Poems and launched and published online 5 February 2021

Submit your entries to Stef Cupido at: fallingpoems2021@gmail.com between 14 December 2020 – 15 January 2021

Launched Illustrated Haiku Collage about Social Distance & Corona Virus- 18 July 2020 Mandela Day

Presented by Falling Poems & Compiled by Stephanie Cupido
Presented by Falling Poems & Compiled by Stephanie Cupido
Presented by Falling Poems & Compiled by Stephanie Cupido
Presented by Falling Poems & Compiled by Stephanie Cupido
Presented by Falling Poems & Compiled by Stephanie Cupido

Falling Poems open call for submission: Illustrated Haiku Collage about social distance and coronavirus

To show support during this pandemic, Stephanie Cupido with Falling Poems is presenting a Illustrated Haiku Collage about the experience and emotions during social distancing and the Corona virus. The Collage is a way to brighten up South Africa & the rest of the world and create a change in mood, to create awareness by combining art and literature about social distance and corona virus. Making this difficult time a little easier to bear.

Artists and poets, (aspiring artists and poets welcome), are invited to create and submit a piece of art, an illustration or picture combined with a Haiku about the corona virus and social distancing. Explaining how they are experiencing this pandemic, what they are feeling or how it has changed their lives. A single haiku may be submitted without illustration, there is no limit to age or nationality, although this is a South African project, international entries are welcome. The entries may be in any language, but must be accompanied by the English translation.

"a Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. a Haiku poem consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme. 
Send your entries to: indigenous.media@yahoo.co.za with the
 subject line: Illustrated Haiku Collage 

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