Friday, September 16, 2011


I'm very pleased to announce the following recent honors:

2011 International Tokutomi Haiku Contest --judges: Toru Kiuchi, Japan; Kris Moon, Japan. This contest is for English language haiku written in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Each poem is required to contain one season word/phrase from an assigned list. Sponsored by the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society [].
First Prize:

the familiar cough
of my neighbor's old Chevy
winter solitude

Third Prize:

finding her letter
in his old leather jacket
winter solitude

2nd Honorable Mention (2):

snuffing out candles
just for the joy of their scent
winter solitude

new year's confetti
.....the accordion player
..........leans back on his heels

2011 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Contest -- judge: an'ya, USA. []

Honorable Mention (USA):

first cherry buds
our newborn opens
her fists


Kirsten Cliff said...

Congratulations on your recent success, Billie!
I love 'snuffing out candles' - will have to share that one with my candle-loving hubby-to-be :)
Kirsten x

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