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2001 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Award

Judge: Fay Aoyagi (Haiku) and Paul O. Williams (Senryu)

Haiku First Place
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
redwood shade
a banana slug eating
my worries
Haiku Second Place
Author: Ernest J. Berry
       desert heat
the lizard disappears
      into a snake
Haiku Third Place
Author: Karina M. Young
Twin Towers...
and yet the morning glory
               blooms
Haiku Special Prize
Author: R.A. Stefanac
haiku judge
I press ear
to paper
Senryu First Place
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
board meeting
a jumbo jet roars
into his yawn
Senryu Second Place
Author: Michael L. Evans
Agate Beach
finally finding one
in a gift shop
Senryu Third Place
Author: Michael Kennedy
our song...
it turns out
I misheard the lyrics
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Jerry Kilbride
new year's morning
the bedroom radiator
begins to bang
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Veronica Johnston
rooftop prayers
breaking the sound barrier
a Blue Angel
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Carolyn Talmadge
fish restaurant
after the priest's blessing
cold snapper
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
      crosswalk
a bickering couple
    against the light
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Peggy Heinrich
Trees thick with leaves
on the squirrel-proof feeder
SUPERSQUIRREL!
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Rich Krivcher
removing
    her sweater
           sparks fly
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Dorothy McLaughlin
divorce papers:
your, mine,
and now ours
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