::::: Haiku Contest Results :::::

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2011

This program is supported by the Consul General of Japan in Boston

Kaji Aso Studio has been happy to see such an international participation in our annual haiku contest. This means that Japanese cultural is being understood by more and more people. We are encouraged by your participation and hope that you will continue to write haiku and think of Kaji Aso Studio as your supporter.
"Please note: This is the corrected Winner's List. Due to a clerical error at Kaji Aso Studio, we had previously posted this list and mistakenly credited the "Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award" and one Honorable Mention to the wrong poet. These poems were written by Ernest J. Barry. We deeply apologize for this error."


spring equinox
the clack
of marbles

First prize -
John Soules, Ontario, Canada


closing day
vine tomatoes
warm my hands


Second Prize -
Beverley George, Australia

answering a question
with a question
hermit thrush


Third Prize -
Alan S. Bridges, Massachusetts



Senryu Award

new carnival
the fortune teller
asks the way

Barry Goodmann, New Jersey

Honorable Mentions


lake trout rising
to fire flies
among the stars

Gwenn Gurnack. Massachusetts


circle of leaves
the dog finally catches
his tail

Paulette S. Brown, California


a black split
down the boulder’s center
. . . end of winter

Bruce Ross, Maine


abandoned trailer lot—
first snow
covers the television set

Doug Obenhaus, Maine


an ocean
between us –
ripe mulberries again

Verica Zivkovic, Serbia


yard sale
the empty fishbowl
still wet

Peter Newton, Massachusetts


cloud light
the cows turned out
in the harvested field

John Barlow, United Kingdom


evening snow
the dark turns

Kevin Goldstein-Jackson England


the youngest
so far from home
evening star

Roland Packer, Canada


a yellow caterpillar
in its tracks

Ernest J Berry, New Zealand