Haiku Society of America Senryu Awards for 2008

Haiku Society of America Senryu Award
in Memorial of Gerald Brady

2008

Judges: Alexis Rotella & Scott Mason
See 2008 judges' comments.

First Place:

street corner memorial—
my four-year old
asks for the balloon

David P. Grayson

 

Second Place:

busy Italian restaurant—
happy birthday
sung to the wrong table

Michael Dylan Welch

 

Third Place:

Tokyo vending machine
   the long line
      behind the foreigner

Margaret Chula

 

Honorable Mention

old palm reader . . .
my life line
her longest yet

Kenneth Elba Carrier

 

Honorable Mention

engagement ring
     he decides
     it looks real enough

Marian Olson

 

Honorable Mention

parade march—
the old vet with canes
refuses to ride

Catherine J.S. Lee

 

Honorable Mention

first day of school
her brother's backpack
with legs

Robert Mainone

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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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