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The Betty Drevniok Award 2002

Judge: Hans Jongman

First Prize
Author: Michael McClintock
the moon
has found it for me
a mountain path
Second Prize
Author: Earl Keener
shift change
a coalminer squints
in the snowfall
Third Prize
Author: Timothy 'Tim' Russell (shachihoko)
first snow—
how lightly
the cat steps
Honourable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
old priest,
his fingers dark
with newsprint
Honourable Mention
Author: Jim Kacian
saddle shop
the worn seat
of her jeans
Honourable Mention
Author: w. f. owen
autumn evening
she lays out his clothes
on the bed
Honourable Mention
Author: Jenny Thorson
  voices
   ring
in this old tree
Honourable Mention
Author: Cindy Tebo
in the shadow of lilacs
   a cat with her nose
      in the air
Honourable Mention
Author: Giovanni Malito
the days shorten—
seeing less and less
of our neighbours
Honourable Mention
Author: an'ya
open market—
the gypsy baby clutches
a grape in her fist
Honourable Mention
Author: Marian Olson
90 this year
the fisherman reels in
a fighting trout
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