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The Betty Drevniok Award 2008

Judge: Marshall Hryciuk

First Prize
Author: Marilyn Potter
the only sound—
a blue dragonfly
between bulrushes
Second Prize
Author: Peggy Willis Lyles
the turning tide at standstill sandhill cranes
Third Prize
Author: Jim Kacian
persimmon still hanging the extra day of the year
Honourable Mention
Author: Susan Constable
light snow
a sweep of starlings
over the barn
Honourable Mention
Author: Peggy Willis Lyles
a strange cat
crouched on the welcome mat—
the short day
Honourable Mention
Author: Barry Goodman
ice storm
the crackle of wood
in the fire
Honourable Mention
Author: Cathy Drinkwater Better
sundown
wild geese gather
on the silver lake
Honourable Mention
Author: Pamela Cooper
sugaring off—
the staccato tapping sound
of a woodpecker
Honourable Mention
Author: Roland Packer
father's day
the kite string pulls
from my hand
Honourable Mention
Author: Catherine J.S. Lee
waning moon
the fox's bloody footprint
in the snow
Honourable Mention
Author: Arch Haslett
after the air show
turkey vulture
quietly soars
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