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THE 2010 HAIKU YEAR-IN-REVIEW

VOTING NOW CLOSED
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To celebrate, examine, and honor the coming of 2011, we invited you to send us your haiku based on events in 2010.

We wanted to examine 2010 in the spirit of the Carrier's Address, an early-American newspaper tradition (see more info).

Then, YOU got to decide which poems would be published on January 1, 2011.

Below are the finalist poems for our Haiku Year-in-Review Contest and the visual art created for each season as well as images of the polls close to their closing hour.

Winter . Spring . Summer . Fall
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WINTER

POEMS

1.

Bright morning.
The boy buries his niece
in a poem.

On the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti

2.

Some called you recluse
But solitude is solace;
Death is winter's peace

On the death of JD Salinger

3.

Fault lines crack, crumble,
swallow cries crossing oceans.
Calls go unanswered.

On the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti

4.

another blizzard
she tries to decide between
food and fuel

On the U.S. financial crisis

5. WINNER

I thought I would die.
Tears, bumps, moves, hearts, sensations
Anguish came to me.

On the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti

ART


by Caleb Brown
Untitled, 22 x 17", ink, scanned to digital and colored

 

VOTE


Polls are closed. Above is an image of how they stood when we closed them on the morning of 12/16/10.

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SPRING

POEMS

1. WINNER

petroleum wind
benzene blends with oyster brine
petrol films our skin

On the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

2.

Blackened snow.
The egret
mourns the Gulf.

On the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

3.

Buds sprout into leaves
The gulf grows slick, black blossoms
Leaves change. Sea? Doesn't.

On the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

4.

Hard spring wind
through empty pockets—
financial crisis

On the US financial crisis

ART


by Cheryl Gross
"Spill Baby"; 8 x 8"; Handmade paper, archival ballpoint, india ink, graphite, doctored in photoshop

 

VOTE


Polls are closed. Above is an image of how they stood when we closed them on the morning of 12/16/10.

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SUMMER

POEMS

1.

Whole fish schools quicken
into veer and flash: what teems
us to swerve from threat?

2. WINNER

floating the afternoon
on this raft
still unemployed

On the U.S. financial crisis

3.

inside out rain falls
blur, as void becomes the night
anesthetic, still

On the season's torrential rains in New England

ART


by Kate Baird
"spill", 10 x 10", mixed media collage

 

VOTE


Polls are closed. Above is an image of how they stood when we closed them on the morning of 12/16/10.

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FALL

POEMS

1.

moored sailboats
swing with the wind—
election season

On the U.S. elections

2.

Politicians sparr,
roar, butt heads, flaunt their feathers;
dry leaves fall again.

On the U.S. elections

3.

Like monks
In a rough hewn cell
Praying for deliverance

On the trapped Chilean miners

4. WINNER

Under purple shirts
our lungs grow and shrink in time.
A light flickers there.

On the vigils in response to the gay suicides and crimes

ART


by Jennifer Moses
"Over/Under," 7 x 5", gouache on gesso board

 

VOTE


Polls are closed. When we closed them at 6 am EST, the last poem ("Under purple shirts") was in the lead. Unfortunatey, we did not think to capture an image of the results at that time until later in the afternoon, and it seems some people continued to vote. Above is an image of how the results stood on the afternoon of 12/16/10. Our apologies for the confusion.

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