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Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards 2000

The Haiku Society of America sponsors this annual award for excellence in published haiku, translation, and criticism.

Merit Book Awards judges commets by year: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

Return to archive of Merit Book Awards archive.

For full details about the contest rules, see Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards.


Merit Book Awards 2000 (for books published in 1999)

Tom Clausen and Ebba Story were the judges for this year's awards.

Most of these books can be ordered online from commercial booksellers. Ordering instructions for small press books are included below.

First Place: Breath Marks, Haiku to Read in the Dark, by Gary Hotham

Second Place: Shadow Lines, by Margaret Chula and Rich Youmans

Third Place: School's Out, Selected Haiku,by Randy M. Brooks. $12.00 plus $2.50 postage from: Press Here, PO Box 4014, Foster City, CA 94404.

Honorable Mentions, in alphabetical order by author:

Across the Windharp, Collected and New Haiku, by Elizabeth Searle Lamb

Family Farm, Haiku for a Place of Moons, by Carol Purington. $12 postpaid. Orders can be sent to Carol Purington, 152 Wilson Hill Road, Colrain, MA, 01340; or to Winfred Press, 364 Wilson Hill Road, Colrain, MA, 01340.

the day i find, poems from a desert hermitage, by vincent tripi. $12.00 ppd. Order from Vincent tripi, 1725 Marion Avenue – Apt. 12 - I, Novato, CA 94945.

Outside Robins Sing, Selected Haiku, by Paul O. Williams. See the ordering information for Outside Robins Sing on the Brooks Books Poetry Books page.

Special Category Honorable Mentions: Haiku Anthologies

The Haiku Anthology, Haiku and Senryu in English, Cor van den Heuvel, Editor

A New Resonance, Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, Editors

Special Category Honorable Mentions: Haibun Anthologies

Wedge of Light, Michael Dylan Welch, Cor van den Heuvel & Tom Lynch, Editors. Available from: Press Here, PO Box 4014, Foster City, CA 94404.

Oaspete strain / A Foreign Guest, a travel journal in haiku, rengay, renku and haibun, written and translated by Ion Codrescu. US $14 (cash or check). Available from the author: Ion Codrescu, Str. Soveja, Nr. 25, Bl. V2, Sc. B, Apt. 31, 8700 Constanta, Romania.

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