Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for 1996

Haiku Society of America

Merit Book Awards for 1996

for books published in 1995

Randy Brooks and Gene Doty
judges

First Place

Elizabeth St Jacques. Dance of Light. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Maplebud Press, 1995.

 

Second Place

Penny Griffin. A Dash Through Leaves. Whispering Pines, NC: Persephone Press, 1995.

 

Third Place

Tom Clausen. Unraked Leaves: Haiku by Tom Clausen. Ithaca, NY, 1995.

 

Honorable Mention

Lidia Rozmus. Sumi-e and Haiku. Glencoe, IL, 1995.

 

Honorable Mention

Sono Uchida, A Simple Universe, Foster City: Press Here, 1995.

 

 

 

The purpose of the Haiku Society of America's Merit Book Awards is to recognize the best haiku and related books published in a given year. Every year sees a fresh crop of fine individual collections, anthologies, translations, critical studies and innovative forms.

In the past, the HSA Merit Book awards were partially supported by a memorial gift. Leroy Kanterman, cofounder of the Haiku Society of America, made a gift to support the first place award in memory of his wife Mildred Kanterman. See the archives of Merit Book Awards.

The Merit Book Awards competition is open to the public. Books must have been published in the previous year and must clearly contain a printed previous year copyright. A member, author, or publisher may submit or nominate more than one title. At least 50 percent of the book must be haiku, senryu, or haibun, or prose about these subjects (books mostly of tanka, for example, are not eligible). HSA will also consider collections that have only appeared in an e-book/digital book format. Two print copies of the digital book may be sent by the publisher. Books published by HSA officers are eligible for this award. Books published by the national HSA organization, however, are not eligible.

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See the contest rules for entering the next Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards competition.