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Haiku Society of America 2021
Annual Contest Results

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

~ First Place ~

a year at most . . . 
we pretend to watch 
the hummingbirds

Tom Bierovic, Florida, USA

See the commentary by 2021 judges. on 2021 award winning haiku.

See the complete collection of award-winning haiku
from all previous Henderson Haiku Award competitions

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Haiku Society of America Senryu Award in Memorial of Gerald Brady

~ First Place ~

brooding
over world events
cicadas

Amy Losak, New Jersey, USA

See the commentary by 2021 judges. on 2021 award winning senryu.

See the complete collection of award-winning senryu
from all previous HSA Senryu Award competitions

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Haiku Society of America Haibun Award

~ First Place ~

by Dru Philippou, New Mexico, USA

Afterlife

I always take good care of them, removing the laces and brushing off the dirt with a soft bristle brush. Applying beeswax paste with the back of a spoon, I smooth it into the leather cracks until their espresso color revives. I give the gusseted tongue special attention, reaching those hidden places, and opening the boots fully to air.

resting
under a bristlecone pine . . .
weighing my options

I wear them after the traction is gone, trying to beat out a few more miles although I can feel every rock, every stick through the rubber. On rainy days, the mud sucks them off my feet. The paleness at the toes reminds me of all those steps kicked into the slopes. They are holey, misshapen, speckled with guano, but I don’t want to let them go. At one point, I even re-glue the parting sole.

boot planter
the heavenly blue
of rambling lobelia

 

See the commentary by 2021 judges on the award-winning haibun.
Links to all previous award haibun are available from the 2021 page.

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Haiku Society of America 2021
National Virtual Conference

The conference was on ZOOM
Saturday, June 12 — Sunday, June 13

See video archives & PDF slides
from several presentations.

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The Haiku Society of America is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote the writing and appreciation of haiku in English. The HSA has been meeting regularly since its inception and sponsors meetings, readings, publications and contests. The HSA has over 1000 members around the country and overseas. Membership is open to all readers, writers, and students of haiku. Join today.

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Haiku Society of America 2021
Merit Book Awards

The results of the 2021 Merit Books Awards are now available complete with comments from our judges.

Ce Rosenow and Bryan Rickert, judges
See the Award-winning Books

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Haiku Society of America 2021
Rengay Awards
in Honor of Garry Gay

The results of our second annual Rengay Awards competition are now available complete with comments from our judges.

John Thompson and Jacquie Pearce, judges
See the Award-winning Rengay

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