Archive for Competitions

  1. HAIKU • by Marion Clarke • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 12 Comments

      skinny dipping – one small step to land on the moon     Marion Clarke is an artist and writer from Warrenpoint, on the shores of Carlingford Lough in Northern Ireland. She studied and worked in Belfast, France and, up until the year 2000, in England, where she wrote technical articles for the trade […]

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  2. HAIBUN: ANCESTRY • by Jody Costa • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 2 Comments

      Descendants, we all are from a pyroclastic sunset Emptying across a bloody sky in an eschatological Purple orange blast molten over mountainous heaps Of rejected twisted metal scraps, piles of cracked and wasted Junk mangled in sin and weeds, we are caught frozen In all positions of human sweat, orange hard hats forever shielding, […]

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  3. SENRYU • by Maeve Heneghan • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 17 Comments

      sunday sunshine the old dog offers his belly     Maeve Heneghan has been writing poetry and short stories for a number of years now. A native of Dublin, Ireland she now lives in the Irish Midlands with her husband and daughter and enjoys a quieter pace of life there.

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  4. TANKA • by Angel Zapata • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 4 Comments

      Chimes a bluebell sky clouds smoke into booming stems I quietly taste your lips a pink rose lawn of bubblegum blossoms     Angel Zapata was born and raised in NYC, but now lives near Augusta Georgia. Some of his published and upcoming fiction and poetry can be found online and in print at […]

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  5. SENRYU • by Kent Reed • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 4 Comments

      breath upon my neck aged wood in darkness creaks please my child – sleep     Kent Reed calls the Twin Cities home where he lives with his wife and spaniel. When not playing the guitar, he writes poetry reflecting a relation to the land and human experience.

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  6. HAIBUN: UNDER THE SUN • by Chen-ou Liu • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 5 Comments

      New Year’s drink our yellow streams cross each other’s “Son, now you’re a man,” Father says coldly. Something strange…something I can’t articulate in his eyes. A gaze I will carry with me always. the moon floats from one glass to another…   Chen-ou Liu is the author of Ripples from a Splash: A Collection […]

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  7. SENRYU • by Jennifer Stakes • Great Big Little Poems Contest Winner 3 Comments

      legs planted support flexing hips: a bowl, brimming, holds eternity     Jennifer Stakes is British but now lives in Washington DC where she writes short stories, flash fiction and poetry. She has managed to find some decent tea but misses Jaffa Cakes.

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  8. Great Big Little Poems Contest Winners 2 Comments

    It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of our Great Big Little Poems Contest, a week long celebration of Japanese Short Form poetry that runs from July 8- 14, 2012. We had 140 entries and thank you all for making this a really tough-to-judge contest. Our seven winners submitted outstanding haiku/senryu, tanka and […]

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  9. GREAT BIG LITTLE POEMS CONTEST • Call for Submissions 51 Comments

    Every Day Poets is looking for your English-language haiku/senryu, tanka and haibun for a Great Big Little Poems Contest (Japanese Short Form Poetry). We will choose seven winning entries to publish over the course of a week in July 2012. Each winning poet will also get to share their thoughts on what writing poetry means […]

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