2022 Haiku Contest Results
Congratulations to the winners of the Dreamers 2022 Haiku Contest!
Every year the list of entries gets longer, and every year it gets harder to choose the winners. This year, we’ve selected a first, second, and third place winner from among the many amazing entries.
As always, a sincere thank you to our guest judge, Dr. Reinekke Lengelle! Dr. Lengelle is an Assistant Professor at Athabasca University, where she teaches “Writing the Self” and “Narrative Possibilities,” among other courses. A published poet and author of the recent award winning book, Writing the Self in Bereavement, Dr. Lengelle has judged this contest every year since its inception. Thank you, Reinekke!
A sincere thank you to everyone who entered. We are looking forward to what 2023 will bring! Now, without further ado, here are the 2022 winning entries!
by Elijah Kazlauskas
Snow falls into rain
Since I lost all but eight words
That Samantha gave.
by Gouri Prakash
Sits atop, dead varnished wood
Cup of memories
Full of Posies
by Kewayne Wadley
I folded my heart
And placed it in your pocket.
I am dressed in you
To read more haiku, check out the winning entries from last year’s haiku contest!
Read more poems on the Dreamers website, like:
Dream Upon Dream
The Worst Drunk Poem I’ve Ever Written
Writing Myself Alive: An Episodic Poem
Maybe a Mango, Recovery, Yearly Physical
“In Her Garden” and “Fresh News”
This Is What Death Does
Rainlight, No Last Words
The Space I Take
The damsel in distress was not for me…
before whisky after jazz
Things I’ve Learned on the Road
We grew up on fear and became heroes…
To be in the Summer **CONTEST WINNER**