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2006 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Award

Judges: Paul MacNeil (Haiku) and Carlos Colon (Senryu)

Haiku First Place
Author: Earl Keener
mackerel sky—
the final wave
before you board
Haiku Second Place
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
         Hiroshima Day
cigarette-pack cellophane
          uncrumpling
Haiku Third Place
Author: Margaret Chula
end of summer
my garden
in one wheelbarrow
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Billie Wilson
Valentine's morning—
returning redpolls
alight on fresh snow
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Roland Packer
the long stride
of a stranger's walk
autumn sky
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: John Barlow
dark spots
in the honesty pods—
looming rain
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Roland Packer
summer solstice
the backyard venus
knee-deep in weeds
Senryu First Place
Author: Carolyn Hall
family secrets
the shape
of a popped kernel
Senryu Honorable Mention (ranked)
Author: John Barlow
funeral—
we pray a split second
after the priest
Senryu Honorable Mention (ranked)
Author: John Stevenson
end of summer
press one
to confirm
Senryu Honorable Mention (ranked)
Author: Carolyn Hall
from bee sting
to emergency room
six stop lights
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