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The Studios of Key West would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to this year’s contest, as well as Rosalind Brackenbury, this year’s poetry judge, and Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat, this year’s haiku judges. (Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information on the judges).
First Prize Haiku – Scott Mason
2 Week Residency in Key West + $200 Cash Prize
beach in autumn
the three-legged black Lab
Second Prize Haiku – Francesco de Sabata
$100 Cash Prize
red maple leaves
in the haiku book – visas
…..of the last journey
Third Prize Haiku – Brenda J. Gannam
$50 Cash Prize
desert highway –
the hearse ahead of us
reaches the vanishing point
(in no particular order)
Mike W. Blottenberger
a potato bug curls up
in my hand
the still point
between river and clouds
Rain tickles my nose.
I will have no umbrella
come between us.
Poetry Judge, Rosalind Brackenbury
Rosalind Brackenbury is the author of twelve novels, a collection of short stories, and six books of poetry.
Her latest novel, Becoming George Sand, has been published by Doubleday Canada, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York and by Piemme, Milan, as L’amante di Chopin.
She is currently working on a new novel, and her latest book of poetry, The Joy of the Nearly Old was published in January 2012 by Hanging Loose Press.
Haiku Judges, Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat
Janelle Barrera is a member of the Haiku Society of America, is an award winning haiku poet, and was responsible, while serving on the Robert Frost Poetry Festival committee, for bringing haiku related workshops to Key West. She is the editor of the Key-Ku column in Solares Hill.
Francis Masat is an award-winning haijin with over 1000 haiku and poems published. His poetry books are Lilacs After Winter (haibun), MET Press; A Taste of Key West, Pudding House Press; Threshing, March Street Press; and A Prairie Trilogy, Barnes and Noble.