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2002 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Award

Judge: Jerry Kilbridge (Haiku) and w.f. owen (Senryu)

Haiku First Place
Author: John Stevenson
new snow
the arc
the door makes
Haiku Second Place
Author: Ernest J. Berry
overnight rain
a reflection by the runway
levitates
Haiku Third Place
Author: Anne LB Davidson
tree-filled swamp...
the silent air
its own shade of green
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Patricia Machmiller
evoking clusters
of algebraic symbols
smell of tangerine
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
table for one—
the candle flickers
in an abalone shell
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Francine Porad
summer's end
    he refuses
        dialysis
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Pamela A. Babusci
bamboo whisk...
the tea master's
fluid hands
Senryu First Place (tie)
Author: Rich Krivcher
condoms:
the checker asks me to slide
my card more slowly
Senryu First Place (tie)
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
Japantown shop
the identical bellies
of Buddha and Santa
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
uncle's trophy wife—
the slices of mango
rimmed with green
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
body work—
the crucifix gleaming
on the mechanic's chest
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: 'Haiku Elvis' (Carlos Colón)
rewound movie
she sleeps
through it again
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: John Stevenson
funeral
for the kid
chosen last
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