The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2012 English-Language Haibun Contest
The 11th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial
2013 English-Language Haibun Contest!
Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club (CVHC)
Deadline: In hand by December 1, 2013
Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication. Haibun that have appeared on social network sites are not considered published for the purposes of this contest. There is no limit to the number or length of any submissions. Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes. A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded. Honorable mention certificates also will be given. The entry fee of $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to: Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer).
Eligibility: Open to the public; CVHC officers are not eligible.
Correspondence: No entries will be returned. Contestants will be notified by email. Please note that entries that fail to adhere to contest rules will be disqualified.
Judges: Will not be disclosed until the contest winner has been decided.
Send entries to: Yvonne Cabalona,
709 Auburn Street,
Modesto, CA 95350-6079.
If you have further questions, please contact Yvonne Cabalona, YCabalona@gmail.com
Thursday, September 22, 2005
CVHC Member Publications (Fall 2005)
Here are some examples:
It's February, 1945. My great uncle Paul has been in Belgium fighting the Germans. His younger brother Robert, my grandfather, has been back east going through officer's training.
Robert arrives in Los Angeles on leave. He enters his mother's house, looks around the usually austere, practical living room. Sees the flower arrangements. He grins quizzically and says, "Who died?"
orange groves and loam
One of the screws holding the nameplate on the plaque my fiance made for me is stripped. Over and over she says she wants to replace it, but I tell her that’s what makes the gift perfect. At the end of the summer, she has to leave Hawaii for the mainland to resume college, while I finish my fourth year in the Marine Corps. Distance in geography and education levels caused our eventual breakup, but we kept up with each other’s lives through letters: my marriage, new house and jobs, her college degrees and fight against breast cancer.
At work I receive a letter from her younger brother saying the mastectomy and chemotherapy have not been enough to win her battle.
before she can tie it
the balloon escapes
Volume 36, Number 1
Selections from the CVHC book, "feel of the handrail," (Leaning Bamboo Press)
Copyright © 2005Central Valley Haiku Club
pouring onto itself . . .
my thoughts empty
of the handrail
standing at the bottom
looking for the top
the picnic blanket
wishing I were that bee
in the honeysuckle
pine needles litter
a swept deck
a ray of sun lights up
my son's photo