Sunday, December 03, 2017

Presence, Number 59, November 2017

Note:

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
downriver

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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