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The Betty Drevniok Award 2004

Judge: Philomene Kocher

First Prize
Author: Kathy Lippard Cobb
passing train—
water droplets cling
to the pussy willows
Second Prize
Author: Nancy Prasad
remembering dad
as the day of his passing
approaches
Third Prize
Author: Michael Dylan Welch
relaxing my arm
    butterfly
on the bullseye
Honourable Mention
Author: Steve Olson
looking for work—
the cold deepens
in the elbow joints
Honourable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
trying to call it off
her face keeps changing
in leaflight
Honourable Mention
Author: Irene Golas
sudden shower
the boys dash out
without shoes
Honourable Mention
Author: Barry George
first trick or treat—
the toddler reaches
for her mother's face
Honourable Mention
Author: Kirsty Karkow
Christmas Eve
the jostle of umbrellas
in a crosswalk
Honourable Mention
Author: R.A. Stefanac
alone
even the moon
slips away
Honourable Mention
Author: Martin Lucas
all the departure times
have faded...
a thin autumn rain
Honourable Mention
Author: Richard R. Powell
waiting-room radiator
paper leaves
tremble against their pins
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