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HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Collection Awards

The Haiku Society of America sposors this annual award for reku of 36, 20, or 12 stazas. (Renku is a form of renga). See also the contest rules for the Einbod award. For more information about the goals of this contest, download a copy of the HSA Renku Contest Committee Report (pdf) published in Frogpod XIII:2 (May 1990).

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2018

Renku Judges
Christopher Herold and Patricia J. Machmiller

Grand Prize

From Branch to Branch
by
Alison Woolpert (coordinator), Santa Cruz, CA
Roger Abe, Morgan Hill, CA
Mimi Ahern, San Jose, CA
Dyana Basist, Santa Cruz, CA
Phillip Kennedy, Monterey, CA
Amy Ostenso-Kennedy, Monterey, CA
Linda Papanicolaou, Stanford, CA
Carol Steele, Santa Cruz, CA
Karina Young, Salinas, CA

jo
 
early spring
a tiny bird hops
from branch to branch
Roger Abe
one pale yellow
ranunculus blooms
Carol Steele
he shows up
with a pastry
glazed like warm sunshine
Alison Woolpert
a three-legged dog romps
in the frothy waves
Karina Young
the camera club
with their lenses trained
at the rising moon
Linda Papanicolaou
in the haunted house
she turns the corner
Dyana Basist
ha
 
the weatherwoman
with her long hair and cleavage:
TYPHOON brewing
Mimi Ahern
pine needles whisked into
the shape of a heart
Amy Ostenso-Kennedy

at the Apple Store
we both reach for
the same dongle

Phillip Kennedy
she claimed an affair with
Douglas Fairbank’s stunt double
ra
I wonder
if the pills in the bottle
are enough
ra
dispatching when they searched
Wyntoon for Patty Hearst
cs
the strum of a guitar
long after dark
under a barefoot moon
ky
a jardinière filled
with mosquito larvae
lp 
do we call ourselves
a democracy, a kleptocracy,
or a kakistocracy?
aw
more guns are the answer . . . no,
more guns are not the answer
cs
so many blossoms
taken down
by the hard rain
db
even the kitten
turns up her nose
aok
prepping the wash
she finds a pocket full
of periwinkles
ra
Sora follows Basho
on Facebook
pk
a passenger train
climbs the mountain
into a cloud
ky
the artist’s easel
on the precipice
lp
everyone wishes
they could drive one
of the Zambonis
aw
watching Shaun White
win his third gold medal
cs
a Denisovan man
might have looked like
the Great Khali
ra
tickets for Wagner, he says,
for marital harmony
ma
folding the tarp
toward each other
they glance away
db
the marriage counselor
suggests trading chores
aw
by moonlight
Gandalf utters “Mellon”
(“friend” in Elvish) pk
pk
gossamers
on the window screen
aok
kyu
 

with a mighty leap
a silver salmon
clears the ladder

lp
sisters name their daughters
after each other
ma
the solemn chants
of white-cowled monks
at evensong
lp
our neighborhood coyote
slowly saunters down the street
cs
I will see you
tomorrow
cherry blossom
ra
up . . . over the playground fence
                     . . . soap bubbles
ky

 

 

 


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