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1982 Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award

First Place
Author: Raymond Roseliep
             horizon
wild swan drifting through
      the woman's body
Second Place
Author: Chuck Brickley
deserted wharf
the mine bows
to the moon
Third Place
Author: Elizabeth Searle Lamb
a spider's web
across the windharp
the silence
Honorable Mention
Author: Rita Z. Mazur
under the back steps
     catfish still flop in the pail—
          the long August night
Honorable Mention
Author: Darold Braida
horns fold
at my shadow's touch;
brown slug
Honorable Mention
Author: Sister Mary Thomas Eulberg
      early April rain
that woman fills every jar,
    seals them forever
Honorable Mention
Author: Darold Braida
dead mynah bird...
with each passing car
its wing flaps
Honorable Mention
Author: Edward P. Willey
Picking cotton—
      the memory
           of birdtracks in the snow
Honorable Mention
Author: Garry Gay
Old tea bag;
     tints the moon
          slightly
Honorable Mention
Author: David E. Evans
blackened walnut
left unopened—
winter solstice
Honorable Mention
Author: Thelma Murphy
Distant woodchopper
inside the cabin
axbite echoes
Honorable Mention
Author: Richard Bodner
    The grey cranes at dusk—
bending in a line along
    the crooked fenceposts
Honorable Mention
Author: L. A. (Agnes) Davidson
checking for water
the woman finds a full moon
trapped in the cistern
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