Haiku Society of America Senryu Awards for 2019

Haiku Society of America Senryu Award
in Memorial of Gerald Brady

2019

Judges: Susan Burch and Steve Hodge
See 2019 judges' comments.

First Place

refugee—
where to bury
his child

PMF Johnson, Minneapolis, MN

 

Second Place

newborn
the unplanned
mother-in-law

Roberta Beary, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

 

Third Prize

holiday letter
the stories we choose
not to tell

Annette Makino, Arcata, CA

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

town undertaker—
seeing more and more
of his old friends

Barry George, Philadelphia, PA

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

age spots
the last banana
in the bunch

Tom Painting, Atlanta, GA

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

park map
at the end of the day
‘You Are Here’

Jayne Miller, Hazel Green, WI

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

migrant children
in cages
not terrorists—yet

Mel Goldberg, Ajijic, Mexico

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

identifying
scat on the trail . . .
election year

Brad Bennett, Arlington, MA

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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