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Haiku Chapbook Winner(s) Announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Haiku Chapbook Contest. Michael Dylan Welch selected The Years That Went Missing by Susan Antolin as the first place winner. We will also publish the second place winner, This One Life by Renée Owen. Both titles are available for pre-order via Paypal. See the judge’s comments below.

In The Years That Went Missing, Susan Antolin digs deeply into herself and her experience to carry readers through life’s seasons. Each poem contributes its own narrative tension as the book explores an undercurrent of medical and personal challenges — years that seemingly interrupted a professional career. The poems are consistently engaging while being honest and forthright, reaching, at last, for a reset button. We may be relieved to be done with the missing years, but value them also. Pre-order via Paypal

In This One Life, Renée Owen offers four courses of poems that mark life’s ups and downs. The poet employs a palette of word spices to flavor a sometimes challenging poetic meal, ranging from celebrations of nature to the devastation of the California wild fires—but ending with hope. Pre-order via Paypal