On behalf of everyone at haiku Oz I would like to congratulate Cynthia Rowe for receiving a highly commended in the 2009 IHS International Haiku Competition.
A full listing of results is below:
The Irish Haiku Society is proud to announce the results of the second IHS International Haiku Competition. This year we saw a significant increase in the number of participating authors. 218 haiku by poets from thirteen countries ( Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania) were submitted to this year’s competition. Many of the submitted poems were from the island of Ireland. This year’s competition was adjudicated by Anthony “Anatoly” Kudryavitsky, and it was judged blindly. The following is the list of prize-winning and highly commended haiku.
Mary O’Keefe (Ireland)
a galaxy of crows
quench the twilight