Here’s an updated blog post about the haiku contest I entered back in the summer. Two of my students (Delia and Takuno) are listed as having received “JAL Foundation Award Honorable Mention.” You can read their poems down towards the bottom of the post.
I was so happy to hear this! Theirs were chosen out of 495 entries from 50 countries!
“Akita – the Land of Poetry “ vol.7 『詩の国秋田 第7号』（３）
The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry Vol.7 , 『詩の国秋田第７号』, features prize-winning haiku, honorably-mentioned haiku, and fine works in the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2015 .
Here are haiku special on haiku written in English.
495 haiku were sent for the English haiku section from 50 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, UK, USA, and Vietnam .
The theme： “lake”, but any theme is OK
Judges: David McMurray, Satoru Kanematsu, Hidenori Hiruta
英語語部門 (English Section)
Akita International University President’s Award
Full moon in summer—
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