Welcome to the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association

To inspire lifelong learning of poetry and strengthen our communities in the literary arts.


The winners of the 2018 Nicholas A. Virgilio Haiku & Senryu Competition have been announced! More than 4,000 students from across the globe submitted poems this year You can read more about the winning entries here. 


The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association is proud to announce the grand opening of the Nick Virgilio Writers House!  Please visit the Writers House page for more information on upcoming programs and events!

Nick Virgilio: A Life in Haiku

Edited and Introduced by Raffael de Gruttola, Afterword by Kathleen O’Toole

Turtle Light Press

The Nick Virgilio Writers House is nearly ready to open, and we are committed to raising money for programming at the house.  (And seeking a few other kinds of donations such as stacking classroom chairs suitable for students and visitors to our programs). 

Will you donate $25, $50, $100?  It would make a real difference!


Nick Virgilio - the poet

The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association was founded in 1989 to promote the writing of haiku poetry, to provide encourage-ment and support to young people to write poetry, and to further the work and poetry of Camden haiku poet Nick Virgilio.

 Remembering Nick Virgilio, a documentary by Sean Dougherty

Remembering Nick Virgilio, a documentary by Sean Dougherty