Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2012

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

2012

Judges: Mark Harris and Peter Yovu.
See commentary by 2012 judges.

First Place

no escaping
this moonlight—
Pompeii

Scott Mason

 

Second Place

river mud
the shape
of boys

Jayne Miller

 

Third Place

somewhere becoming rain becoming somewhere

Jim Kacian

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

desert twilight
a map with many creases
nailed to a cross

Garry Gay

 

we huddle
over mother’s open grave—
lawless winter

Anita Curran Guenin

 

a long bus ride
the prophetic language
of the stops

Michael McClintock

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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