Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2021 Kukai Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2021 Seabeck Haiku Getaway kukai (our friendly annual haiku contest). The following poets placed in the top five places, based on total vote count, voted on anonymously, and these poems were published in our 2021 Seabeck anthology.

First Place

reading the moss

     grown into

          each letter

Connie Hutchison

Second Place

nearest galaxy

the whorl

of my baby’s ear

Lisa Gerlits

Third Place (tie)

hidden moon

our rendezvous

on hold

Richard Tice

      deep water

to see the bottom

   I close my eyes

Curtis Manley

Fourth Place (tie)

retirement day—

a fallen maple leaf

escaping the eddy

Michael Dylan Welch

empty nest

fewer presents under

smaller trees

Gary Evans


the scent

of shadows

Curtis Manley

Fifth Place (tie)

a hole in my heart

where you should be

flat champagne

Sharon Young

a widow’s moon

one shutter slamming

in the wind

Billie Dee