I was delighted to hear that I had won this competition as place names hold such potency in poetry, and in particular, haiku.
The winning haiku by me was about Battersea Power Station: http://www.wmf.org/get-involved/haiku-contest-winners
Results of the names of the winners are now up, and the haiku will go up alongside images and biographies in early May:
Second Prize: Mark Ynys-Mon
Third Prize: Elizabeth Brewster Thomas
John Tiong ChungHoo
AdjudicationAnnie Finch has published numerous books of poetry, including Calendars (Tupelo Press, 2003, The Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt Publishing, 2008), Among the Goddesses (Red Hen Press, 2010), Eve (Storyline Press, 1997), and Spells: Selected Poetry, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. Her poetic collaborations with music, visual art, opera, and theater have been produced at Poets House, Chicago Art Institute, Carnegie Hall, American Opera Projects, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Finch’s books about poetry include The Body of Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2005), A Formal Feeling Comes (New Edition, Word Tech Editions, 2008), An Exaltation of Forms (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and, most recently, co-edited with Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Villanelles (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets, 2012), as well as the poetry-writing textbook, A Poet’s Craft (University of Michigan Press, 2010). She is Director of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.
In an interview in FULCRUM Magazine, Finch notes: “Like architecture, poetry is an art that creates habitable structures within uninhabitable expanses through the use of repetition, proportion, and pattern. The poet, like the architect, is joyfully and painfully aware of both the provisional nature, and the complete necessity, of such habitable structures." Read her poem "On Poetry and Architecture".
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