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1987 Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award

First Place
Author: Jerry Kilbride
yard sale,
sunlight filling
mason jars
Second Place
Author: Kathleen Burgy
leaving home...
the smell of smoke
from old brick chimneys
Third Place
Author: Ross Figgins
frozen pond—
white antlers rise
through the ice
Honorable Mention
Author: Steven D. Dalachinsky
June night
my mother alone with
her cancer
Honorable Mention
Author: Sister Mary Thomas Eulberg
    at dinner
biting into roast beef...
    the butcher's thumb nail
Honorable Mention
Author: Dee Evetts
phoning the neighbors
their real voices
through the open window
Honorable Mention
Author: Dee Evetts
repeating the lecture
his eyes following
the window-cleaner's blade
Honorable Mention
Author: Esther Harris
Tools rusting
Unused on the work bench
A faucet dripping
Honorable Mention
Author: H. F. Noyes
full moon

      peering into
the half-built house
Honorable Mention
Author: Donald Mcleod
dusk
drawing the pond's depth
to the surface
Honorable Mention
Author: Carol Montgomery
old woman, wrapping
her cat's gifts
—centering the bows
Honorable Mention
Author: Lynn G. Moore
on the way to work
a hot air balloon
up in the mist
Honorable Mention
Author: Denver Stull
this heat;
      the dog's tail
           the only breeze
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