Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2018

Haiku Society of America Haiku Award
in Memorial of Harold G. Henderson

2018

Judges: Lorin Ford & Lee Gurga
See commentary by 2018 judges.

~ First Place ~

sun-bleached billboard
the gravel road ends
at peaches

Joe McKeon, Strongsville, Ohio

 

~ Second Place ~

    flute notes
fluttering
       petals

Brett Brady, Haiku, Hawaii

 

~ Third Place ~

the rill's trick
a greenfinch moves
its green around

Alan Summers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

the first stroke
of the ink brush . . .
ravens in snow

Ron C. Moss, Tasmania, Australia

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

evening prayer
the sediment
begins to settle

Jayne Miller, Hazel Green, Wisconsin


~ Honorable Mention ~

a turnstile
going around by itself—
winter rain

Barry George, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

winter solitude
lost in the hum
of my computer

Sam Bateman, Everett, Washington

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs. Harold G. Henderson in memory of Harold G. Henderson, who helped found The Haiku Society of America.

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