The Haiku Foundation created the HaikuNow! contest in order to encourage writers to explore English-language haiku. This year’s contest drew participants from over 50 countries. We had 240 entries in the Innovative category, 303 entries in the Contemporary category and 315 in Traditional.
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2011 HaikuNow! contests:
Indian summer mother dyes her graying hair the color of straw
the river freezes . . . silence is also an answer
we turn turn our clocks ahead
Please see the HaikuNow! archive page for all the judges’ comments!