Kikakuza 1st International Haibun Contest Results

from stephen gill,
here are the results of Japan's first ever haibun contest (English section).

Kikakuza 1st International Haibun Contest Results
GRAND PRIX For Rose (John Parsons, UK)

HIGHLY COMMENDED As If It Does So Just For Me (Barbara Taylor, Australia); Untitled (Ion Codrescu, Romania); Close Encounters (Bamboo Shoot, UK)

HONORABLE MENTIONS Wanting (Philippa Yaa de Villiers, South Africa); Untitled (Zinovy Y Vayman, USA); The Ark (Angelee Deodhar, India); Last Wish (Jo Pacsoo, UK); Untitled (Valeria Simonova, Italy); April Gusts (Luce Pelletier, Canada)

TOTAL: 90 entries. JUDGES: Nobuyuki Yuasa & Stephen Henry Gill

CEREMONY: April 4th. The Grand Prix-winning piece was read aloud at a small ceremony held at the temple of Jogyoji 上行寺 in Isehara, where Basho’s disciple Kikaku’s grave is located. A cherry-tree was flowering and a lark was singing overhead.

HaikuOz congratulates Barbara, whose work appears frequently in overseas journals, on this result