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The Betty Drevniok Award 2005

Judge: Terry Ann Carter

First Prize
Author: Scott Mason
      frozen lake
a crack, cleaving silence
       to silence
Second Prize
Author: Francine Banwarth
into his trousers
the old tailor
pressing winter light
Third Prize
Author: Phyllis Brown
Quiet suddenly,
and crossing the summer lake
the rain comes in sheets
Honourable Mention
Author: Scott Mason
autumn woods
a patch of low sunlight
just out of reach
Honourable Mention
Author: John Ower
the hurricane's approach—
in the dark, a hickory nut
bounces off our car
Honourable Mention
Author: Graham High
moon at our window—
the evening still bright enough
to sew that button
Honourable Mention
Author: Blanca Baquero
three days of downpour
my only horizon
an old umbrella
Honourable Mention
Author: John Ower
first day of spring—
mosquito larvae wriggling
in a dinosaur track
Honourable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
currents taking us beyond
all the time
we care to measure
Honourable Mention
Author: Dina E. Cox
heat wave...
a memory of ocean
rushes in
Honourable Mention
Author: Graham High
dreaming in the flames—
the stack of burning twigs
falls into nothing
Honourable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
path of pine needles...
he adds her
to his Christmas list
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