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2006 Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award

Judges: Lee Gurga and Francine Banwarth

First Prize
Author: Carolyn Hall
plum blossoms
I make plans
for my ashes
Second Prize
Author: John Barlow
the piano hammers
barely moving...
night snow
Third Prize
Author: Jim Kacian
I read her poem
Honorable Mention
Author: an'ya
first snow—
my child's footprints no longer
fit inside of mine
Honorable Mention
Author: Darrell Byrd
late winter...
a king snake stretches
across the road
Honorable Mention
Author: Peggy Heinrich
evening news
the soothing weight
of the quilt
Honorable Mention
Author: w. f. owen
snow flurries
the square dancers
Honorable Mention
Author: Linda Jeannette Ward
off falling snow—
the silent no in her smile
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