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Cara Holman

Cara Holman

Born: July 23 1957 in San Francisco California, USA
Resides: Portland, Oregon, USA
E-mail: cara (dot) holman (at) gmail (dot) com

Cara Holman lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, and the youngest of their three children. Her haiku have been featured in Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Notes From the Gean, Sketchbook, Riverwind 30, The World Haiku Review, and Four and Twenty, and she regularly participates in Kukai contests.  She also writes and publishes haibun, personal essays, and other poetry forms.  She belongs to Haiku Oregon, Haiku Poets of Northern California, and the Haiku Society of America.

Awards and Other Honors: First Place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai (May 2010); First Place, Shiki Kukai (July 2010); First Place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai ( September 2010); Third Place, Shiki Kukai Eighth Annual Poets’ Choice Awards (October 2010); First Place, Shiki Kukai (November 2010); First Place, Sketchbook Kukai (November/ December 2010); Guest Prompter, NaHaiWriMo, May 2011; First Place, Sketchbook Kukai (May/ June 2011); Honorable Mention, Haiku North America Conference Kukai Contest (August 2011); Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational (2011); Third Place International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition (2011); First Prize, Porad Award (2011); First Place, Sketchbook Kukai (September/October 2011); Honorable Mention, 13th HIA Haiku Contest (2011); Third Place, Thom Williams Memorial Contest (2011); Honorable Mention, 15th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2012).

Selected Work
fine mist
he says frogs
I say crickets
thistledown drifts
on the breeze
barefoot summer…
a drop of honeysuckle
on my tongue
flickering stars
my old bedroom
now a study
muted sunlight
the crisp corners
of the folded flag
starting over -
my footprints erased
by the morning tide

Credits: "fine mist" - The Heron's Nest XIII:3 (2011); "barefoot summer" - Standing Still: The Haiku North America Conference Anthology (2011); "muted sunlight" - The Heron's Nest XII:2 (2011); "daydreaming" - Notes From the Gean 3:1 (2011); "flickering stars" - Notes From the Gean 3:1 (2011); "starting over" - Frogpond 34:1 (2011).

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