Wilco Launches Haiku Contest

Despite their plans to record new material in January, Wilco wants fans to contemplate the seven studio albums they’ve already released, in the band’s first-ever haiku contest.

The author of the best Wilco-inspired haiku wins a Gibson SG, something that Jeff Tweedy himself would cherish. While breaking down how the band creates its live sound, the guitar manufacturer disclosed that the frontman owns vintage SG axes from 1962 and 1965, in addition to a 2008 Custom Shop Vintage Original Spec.

The band also gave a Gibson away to celebrate both the release of Wilco (The Album) and one of Paste’s favorite holidays, Record Store Day.

Entries can be submitted through Twitter (with hashtag #wilcohaiku) or by e-mailing haiku@wilcoworld.net. The contests ends Friday, Nov. 27.