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The Betty Drevniok Award 2009

Judge: Angela Leuck

First Prize
Author: Francine Banwarth
autumn light
just this much
to go on
Second Prize
Author: Scott Mason
mountain clearing
 a hawk carves
  all the rest
Third Prize
Author: an'ya
farmer's scythe
a harvesting song
in each sweep
Honourable Mention
Author: Terry Ann Carter
endless rain
in my mother's kitchen
the snap, snapping of beans
Honourable Mention
Author: Natalia L. Rudychev
a heat wave
the butterfly
fans its shadow
Honourable Mention
Author: Scott Mason
autumn foliage past its peak—
the pathway home
in sepia
Honourable Mention
Author: Catherine J.S. Lee
meadow pond
our blades slice figures
on the moon
Honourable Mention
Author: elehna de sousa
retirement home—
each time the heron comes
another goldfish gone
Honourable Mention
Author: Michael Dylan Welch
foreign airport—
a baby's cry
takes me farther from home
Honourable Mention
Author: Liz Fenn
   they all hush
 when she walks past
—sparrows in the hedge
Honourable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
cattails in moonlight—
no such
urges at my age
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