Quendryth Young: Winner – 2016 NZPS Haiku Competition

Link: http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/2016competitionresults

Opening of Judge’s Report by Cynthia Rowe

“I was delighted to be asked to judge the Haiku section of the 2016 NZPS International Poetry Competition.  A challenging but rewarding task. From 602 entries, over two-thirds were rejected as unpublishable, lacking a basic knowledge of haiku, and therefore unable to be considered. A number of poems failed to make the shortlist due to shortcomings which included an overreliance on adjectives and adverbs, anthropomorphism, ‘lists’, double entendre, aphorisms, rhetorical questions, too many syllables, jokes, jingles, and hackneyed descriptions which led to prosaic imagery.”
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