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The Betty Drevniok Award 2000

Judge: Marco Fraticelli

First Prize
Author: Dina E. Cox
leaves falling—
the sudden blackness
of branches
Second Prize
Author: Jim Kacian
midsummer rains—
the glass on the stoop
half-full...
Third Prize
Author: Winona Louise Baker
breast self-examination
a moth batters
the screened window
Honourable Mention
Author: an'ya
crosswinds—
just a black centre
on the straw poppy
Honourable Mention
Author: Marian Olson
 autumn butterfly
       open
on the warm boulder
Honourable Mention
Author: Elizabeth St Jacques
cold and overcast...
dipping my banana slice
into sunflower seeds
Honourable Mention
Author: Giovanni Malito
fresh bloom
     of lilac
my steps slow
Honourable Mention
Author: Angela Leuck
today the tulips
tightly closed—my little boy's
sullen face
Honourable Mention
Author: Giovanni Malito
fly caught
in an abandoned web
...summer solstice
Honourable Mention
Author: Alice Frampton
late August—
pushing through cornstalks
midnight racoons
Honourable Mention
Author: Marianne Bluger
opening slowly
in the warm kitchen—the last
frost-scarred red rose
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