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January 3, 2007

yes, her again

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 11:35 pm

 sunglassesG  It often seems that Your Editor spends much of his time congratulating Roberta Beary for receiving one haiku honor or another — or merely noting her pre-eminent stature among the tiny complement of lawyers who write haiku poetry.  Tonight, I am happy to report on one more, especially noteworthy, competition won by Roberta.  “The Unworn Necklace,” her first manuscript of collected haiku and senryu, has been awarded the grand prize winner in the Snapshot Press Haiku Collection Competition 2006.   As part of the prize, Snapshot will publish The Unworn Necklace in August 2007 (pre-order it here).

The following poems will be among those included in the upcoming volume:

third blizzard—
the untuned piano’s
middle C



from here
to there
mother’s silence




the sound of the name
i used to have
soft falling snow


first date—   necklaceG
the little pile
of anchovies



all day long
i feel its weight
the unworn necklace

. . . . by Roberta Beary   BearyRoberta 


 fishingPoleAs you may recall from our posting in October 2005, our Honored Guest Poet Carolyn Hall, shared the Snapshot Haiku Collection Award 2004.  Here are two recent poems by Carolyn and two from Water Lines, the winning volume of her work published in December 2006 by Snapshot (which you can order here):

New Year’s Day
the center of the chocolate
not what I expected


I don’t know
a soul at this picnic —




baiting one fish
with another
autumn dawn




the poultry truck returns
with empty cages


. . . . by Carolyn Hall   fishingPole

“New Year’s Day” – The Heron’s Nest (June 2006)
“I don’t know” – The Heron’s Nest (Dec. 2006)
“baiting one fish” – Water Lines (Snapshot Press 2006)
“twilight” – Water Lines (Snapshot Press 2006)


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