The winning poem in the Nature category of The Poetry Society of Michigan’s 2019 contest is Too Bloom by Michigan poet, Karin Hoffecker. The fall issue of Peninsula Poets in which this year’s winners appear is now available for purchase.
The fall issue of Peninsula Poets is the contest edition. The winner of this year’s Founder’s Prize is a Haibun* from Charlevoix poet, Ellen Lord..
*Haibun, literally, haikai writings, is a prosimetric literary form combining prose and haiku. It first appeared in the 17th century and was popularized by the haiku master poet, Matsuo Bashō.