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2016 Haiku, Tanka, Senryu contest results

2016

 

HAIKU    (Judge: Lee Gurga)

 

First Place ($100)

 

mint condition

an autumn day

still in the wrapper

 

John Stevenson

Nassau, NY

 

Second Place  ($50)

 

not a window

but a mirror

full cold moon

 

Neal Whitman

              Pacific Grove, CA

 

 

 

Third Place  ($25)

 

if swooshes were horses city bus

 

Scott Mason

Chappaqua, NY

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked):

 

each hour

its note

winter solitude

 

Sharon Pretti

San Francisco, CA

 

starry night—

after a while we stop

connecting the dots

 

Christopher Herold

Port Townsend, WA

 

sleep

a layer deeper

snow

John Stevenson

Nassau, NY

 

TANKA   (Judge:  Marilyn Hazelton)

 

First Place ($100)  (tie)

 

my sister

in both my nieces

how the mountain breeze

now carries her across

an autumn field

 

Karina M Young

Salinas, CA

 

dried curls

of gray reindeer moss

crunch softly

underneath our boots . . .

no other sound, but breath

 

Debbie Strange

Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Second Place

late sunset

by the ferris wheel

I twirl

the phantom ring

around my finger

 

Christina Sng

Singapore

 

Third Place

rushrush

out the door and off you go

a quick hug

before the slow embrace

of silence and the night

 

Lesley Anne Swanson

Coopersburg, PA

 

Honorable Mention

 

first day

after retirement

the brush

is dipped deeper

in Chinese ink

 

Chen-ou Liu

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

 

SENRYU   (Judge: Ferris Gilli)

 

First Place  ($100)

support group . . . 

the comfort of the chair

between us

 

Julie Warther

Dover, OH

 

 

Second Place 

 

the usual 

boy leaves girl story

assisted living

 

Anita Guenin

San Diego, CA

 

 

 

Third Place:

 

all lit up 

in the lamp shop window

dead moths

 

Christopher Herold

Port Townsend, WA

 

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

 

gastroenteritis

we reassure Mom 

it wasn’t her cooking

 

Christina Sng

Singapore

 

 

 

moon lecture

he rotates a coffee cup 

around her head

 

Alison Woolpert

Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

blood drive

the hospital offers

valet parking 

 

              Neal Whitman

              Pacific Grove, CA

 

 

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