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2010 Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award

Judges: Charles Trumbull and Allan Burns


First Prize
Author: Carolyn Hall
mayflies—
an unfinished painting
on the easel
Second Prize
Author: James Chessing
opening the door
to an unexpected knock
the fragrance of plum

Third Prize
Author: Kirsty Karkow
a box turtle
slowly unpacks its legs
first warm day

Honorable Mention
Author: John Barlow
so few feathers left
it barely has a name
the melting snow

Honorable Mention
Author: Jennifer Corpe
Caravaggios—
a passing cloud darkens
the skylit room
Honorable Mention
Author: Carolyn Hall
autumn wind
he wills his body
to science
Honorable Mention
Author: Origa
drive-in movie
the car surrounded
by fireflies
Honorable Mention
Author: John Soules
woodsmoke—
the last long weekend
of the summer
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