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The Betty Drevniok Award 2003

Judge: Karen Sohne

First Prize
Author: Scott Mason
late December evening
    a fox tail tapers
      to nothing
Second Prize
Author: Bill Pauly
old couple worrying
what will eat
the crocuses this spring
Third Prize
Author: Francine Banwarth
this side of snow
steam rising
from the rice bowl
Honourable Mention
Author: Michael Dylan Welch
the clackity-clack
of the last roller coaster—
a crescent moon
Honourable Mention
Author: Carolyn Hall
grosbeak's song—
I brush on one more
wall color sample
Honourable Mention
Author: Carolyn Hall
the long day
he plants more tomatoes
than we can eat
Honourable Mention
Author: an'ya
north wind—
a glistening drip of snot
from the rancher's nose
Honourable Mention
Author: Garry Gay
Resting
in the wheelbarrow
last year's scarecrow
Honourable Mention
Author: Michael Dylan Welch
ringing phone—
the bathroom scale
recenters itself
Honourable Mention
Author: Anne LB Davidson
stillness...
the surveyor's orange ribbon
divides the fog
Honourable Mention
Author: Barry Goodman
Stuck in traffic
the white billboard
bigger than the moon
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