skywriting . . .

skywriting all the disappearing words between us

Second-Place Prize,
17th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, 2012

Recently, I was awarded a second-place prize in the Kusamakura Haiku Competition sponsored by the city of Kumamoto for my one-line haiku (monostich).  Now in its 17th year, the contest is open to haiku poets throughout the world.

There were eight second-place (Tokusen) awards given, as well as a Grand Prize, a “City of Waters” Prize, and 20 third-place awards.  You can read haiku by current and past award winners at the Kusamakura website.  I am  honored to be included in such fine company.


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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8 Responses to skywriting . . .

  1. sanjuktaa says:

    Congratulations, Maggie! Lovely as usual! And thanks for providing this link.

  2. Janet Davis says:

    wow, congrats, really nice!!

  3. Adelaide says:

    Congratulations! I haven’t seen skywriting in years. I didn’t think it was still done.


  4. jublke says:

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful! 🙂

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