Haiku Presence Award 2010

Australian poets have featured prominently in the Haiku Presence Award 2010. First prize went to John Barlow of the UK, with Australian poet, Quendryth Young, awarded a second prize and a haiku by Lorin Ford from Melbourne receiving a commendation.

John Barlow’s winning poem was:

a stoat arcs into undergrowth thin winter moon

Quendryth Young’s second placed poem was:

evening star
a patterning
of bats

Lorin Ford was commended for her poem:

slow day
the ant keeps returning
to stanza one