Sunday, December 03, 2017

Presence, Number 59, November 2017


Honoured to be the Focus Poet for this issue. The full text may be accessed in the "Articles/About" section of this blog.

last campout . . .
sandhill cranes call down
the northern lights

Honourable Mention
2017 Robert Spiess Haiku Award

dried curls
of gray reindeer moss
crunch softly
underneath our boots . . .
no other sound, but breath

1st Place
2016 San Francisco Tanka Competition

stone cairns
a faded cap drifts

1st Place
2015 Harold G. Henderson Contest

tracks of birds
meander through snow . . .
the surgeon
marks her left breast
with a cross

1st Place
2016 British Haiku Society Tanka Awards

on the tundra
caging a winter sky
caribou bones

3rd Place
2014 Hortensia Anderson Awards

bitterns boom
among the rushes . . .
father recites
his favourite poems
from memory

dust clouds
behind the plough
a fuss of gulls

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