Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Awards, Meetings, and Publications

2009 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards (all winning authors and editors)

Congratulations to all the winning authors and editors,

2009 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards for Excellence in Published Haiku, Translation and Criticism

an'ya and Cherie Hunter Day, Judges

The First Place award is for Best First Book and is made possible by Leroy Kanterman, co-founder of the Haiku Society of America, in memory of his wife Mildred Kanterman.

First Place for Best First Book: “a wattle seedpod” – lorin ford, Post Pressed 207/50 Macquarie St, Teneriffe, Qld, 4005 Australia.

Second Place: “Empty Boathouse: Adirondack Haiku” – Madeleine Findlay, Single Island Press, 379 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Third Place: “An Unknown Road” – Adelaide B. Shaw, Modern English Tanka Press, P.O. Box 43717, Baltimore, MD 21236

Special Award for Anthology: “dandelion clocks” – edited by Roberta Beary and Ellen Compton, Haiku Society of America Members Anthology 2008

Available from HSA Treasurer, Paul Miller, 31 Seal Island Road, Bristol, RI 02809

Special Award for Themed Haiku Collection: “it has been many moons” S.B. Friedman, Lily Pool Press (Swamp Press). Copies available from S.B. Friedman: 119 Nevada St., San Francisco CA 94110-5722.

Special Award for Chapbook: “Distant Sounds” – Helen Russell, Edited by Connie Hutchison, Ann Spiers and Ruth Yarrow. Handmade limited edition.

Special Award for Haibun: “contemporary haibun, Volume 9” – edited by Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross and Ken Jones, Red Moon Press, P.O. Box 2461, Winchester, VA 22604-1661

Special Award for Haiku Criticism and Theory: “Poems of Consciousness” – Richard Gilbert, Ph.D, Red Moon Press, P.O. Box 2461, Winchester, VA 22604-1661

In the competition for this year's Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards for books published in 2008, 43 entries were received. The judges comments will appear in Frogpond Volume 33:1 2010.

Carmen Sterba

HSA 1st VP

This just in from Howard Lee Kilby:

Hi Curtis,

We're having the 13th annual South Region Conference of the Haiku Society of America in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas on November 6-7, 2009. There is no registration fee. The public is invited. We meet at the municipal airport conference room. Anyone who enjoys haiku is welcome to attend. For more information contact Howard Lee Kilby at hkilby@hotmail.com use HAIKU CONFERENCE in the subject line.

Life is fun.

MASKS is online. Scott Metz sent this:

We welcome you to visit MASKS no. One, now online: http://www.roadrunnerjournal.net/

MASKS is a new haiku journal that publishes work by poets using a haigyō, or pen name, and will be appearing as a regular new section—or journal within a journal—of Roadrunner.

We are now considering work for issue no. Two and warmly welcome your submissions.

Please send 5 to 50 poems using at least one pen name.

The due date for submissions is October 15th. Please allow a few months for us to get back to you.

For no. Two we are looking to publish exceptional, individual, poems instead of selections of work. In addition, we welcome submitters to also send us short bios or blurbs about your pen name(s)/persona(s)/mask(s). Some background. Some history. Have fun with it.

Lastly, a prize of $20 will be given to the best poem from issue no. One and will be republished in no. Two. The money is a generous gift from an anonymous person and the "best" poem prize will be chosen by an anonymous judge. We plan to present this award for each issue.

We hope you enjoy no. One and consider sending us your work for no. Two.

Chris Gordon & Scott Metz


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