2005 Porad Award Winners

Christopher Herold, Judge

Unknown, Contest Coordinator

Sponsored by the Washington Poets Association

Judge’s Comments

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First Prize ($100)

precipice

the ascending cry

of an osprey

Ernest J. Berry

Picton, New Zealand


Second Prize ($75)

a banner flaps

in the autumn wind...

Everything Must Go!

Scott Mason

Chappaqua, New York


Third Prize ($50)

winter fog

everything familiar

unfamiliar

an’ya

Crescent, Oregon


Honorable Mentions

the sound of breaking waves

on a moonless night

—distant friend

Tracy Koretsky

Berkeley, California


slow bend in the river

he comes around

to my point of view

Francine Banwarth

Dubuque, Iowa


hot night the length of a siren

Ernest J. Berry

Picton, New Zealand


dislodged

from its tangle of branches

beaver moon

Scott Mason

Chappaqua, New York