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.
READ ON: Click the page link at top right of top page entitled “Kikakuza ’09 Winning Haibun”, in order to read the top four entries. If you are accessing via Contemporary Haibun Online, first click the picture of hailstones at the top and then you’ll get the page menu.