It was a good year for American writers and also for writers in Ireland!
We received 139 entries from approx. 20 countries. Our gratitude goes to all entrants.
The four prize-winning entries should be posted to the Icebox https://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/ on a separate page in a week or so (find black panel link ‘Genjuan Winning Pieces 2021’ at top of screen).
Later, they will also be published in The Haibun Journal.
Hopefully you will enjoy reading them as much as the judges did.
The report on this year’s Contest is on the top page of the Icebox now.
Thanks for your kind cooperation.
Stephen Gill (Tito)
A Mead-Hall of the Mind by J Hahn Doleman (USA)
An (Cottage) Prizes
Wintering Grounds by Marietta McGregor (Australia)
The Departing by Manoj Nair (India)
Call to Prayer by Matthew Caretti (USA)
Donnybrook Graveyard by Glenda Cimino (Ireland)
Bells on New Year’s Eve by Akihiko Hayashi (Japan)
Afternoon Memories by Margherita Petriccione (Italy)
Morning Zoo by Jennifer Hambrick (USA)
Great Horned Owl by Margaret Chula (USA)
Village Clean Up by Diarmuid Fitzgerald (Ireland)
Judges: Akiko Takazawa, Stephen Henry Gill, Sean O’Connor
Officer: Junko Oda