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2013 Haiku Presence Award

Judges: Matthew Paul, Stuart Quine and Ian Storr.


First Place
Author: Pamela Brown
billowing snow: 
the lamb quiet 
beneath my coat 
Second Place (Shared)
Author: Sandra Simpson
the moon’s apostrophe—
everything I know
learned from books 
Second Place (Shared)
Author: Pamela Brown
the long day ends leaning on a hazel crook 
Second Place (Shared)
Author: John Barlow
autumn sun the old dog rolls in the dust of the lane 
Commended
Author: John Barlow
faintly to the Pleiades robin song
Commended
Author: Vanessa Proctor
storm clouds ...
a sea eagle’s shadow
sweeps the treetops 
Commended
Author: Sandra Simpson
the war off again—
a higgledy-piggledy pile
of pistachio shells
Commended
Author: John Barlow
spring rain
I slip another IOU
into his piggy bank 
Commended
Author: John Barlow
breeze-tousled ivy
the crook where the owl settles
softened by snow
Commended
Author: John Barlow
rain-soaked fell  
out of the snow come the fleece  
and bones
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