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Carol Judkins

Carol Judkins

Born: February 01 1945 in San Francisco California, USA
Resides: Carlsbad, California, USA
E-mail: carjud45 (at) gmail (dot) com

After a satisfying career in Public Health, Carol discovered haiku and related short form poetry in 2010. Her interests include travel, genealogy, cats, most genre of film, and collaborative writing. Her haiku, haibun, tanka and rengay have appeared in national and international journals and anthologies.

Awards and Other Honors:

HSA Kanterman Merit Book Award for “at the water’s edge” (Honorable Mention), 2017; Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) Haiku Contest: Sakura Award (USA) 2015, 2018; Honorable Mention (USA) 2017, 2020; Haiku Northwest Francine Porad haiku contest, Honorable Mention 2017; Haiku Poets of Northern California (HPNC) haiku contest, Honorable Mention, 2017; World Monuments Fund Haiku Contest (adjudicated by Alan Summers) Semi-Finalist, 2013.

Books Published:

at the water’s edge: San Bernardino, CA: wildflower poetry press (2016).

Selected Work
ice calving―
a moon orchid
sheds its petals
this boat and I . . .
autumn dusk
her sidewalk sketch
of cherry blossoms . . .
scent of rain
blood moon
her rage spattered
on a white canvas
sipping pea soup . . .
in the distance,
buoy bells
gold rush―
in Ha Long Bay,
the dragon weeps


“ice calving” - Under the Basho 1:1, Autumn 2013; “tethered” - Kernels, Summer 2013; “her sidewalk sketch” - SoCal HSG Anthology 2016; VCBF Sakura Award (USA) 2015); “blood moon” - Mariposa 38, Spring/Summer 2018; HPNC Haiku Contest Honorable Mention; “sipping pea soup” - Frogpond vol. 36:2 Spring/Summer 2013; “gold rush” - Semi-finalist #3: World Monuments Fund 2013 Haiku Contest.

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