Freshkills Park 2010 Haiku Contest winners

Our second annual Freshkills Park Haiku Contest came to a close at the end of April, and now our esteemed judges have weighed in with their verdicts.  The winners of this year’s contest are:

Adult winners:

Quietly sleeping,
Buried discards of past years
Support vibrant hills

– Stephen Knowles

Now green and growing
This upside-down museum
Forms new paths of hope

– Leona Egan

Tall thousand grasses
rub hollow elbows to the
chopstick cricket legs

– Robin Locke Monda

Student winners:

Looking at the mounds,
you are rolling down the past.
Future brings us new

– Lauren Seaquist, age 14

Congratulations!  And thanks to everyone who participated over the course of National Poetry Month.  We received some terrific entries.  Thanks, too, our our judges:

Melissa Broder is the author of When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother (Ampersand Books, February 2010). She is the chief editor of La Petite Zine and curates the Polestar Poetry Series. By day, she is a publicity manager at Penguin. She lives in Brooklyn.

Nancy Hechinger is a professor at NYU in the Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she has been teaching an experimental course called Writing and Reading Poetry in the Digital Age.  Her poetry has been published in the Red Wheelbarrow, Salamander, Pirene’s Fountain, & in the next issue of The New York Quarterly.

Donna Masini is the author of two books of poems—Turning to Fiction (W.W. Norton and Co.  2004), and That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994), and a  novel,  About Yvonne (WW Norton and Co.1998.) Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.   A  recipient of an NEA,  NYFA,  a Pushcart Prize, et al, she is an Associate Professor of English at Hunter College and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program.

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