The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2015 English-Language Haibun Contest

The 13th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial

2015 English-Language Haibun Contest!

Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club (CVHC)

Deadline: In hand by December 1, 2015

Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


On November 17, Ricardo and I woke to find that we had lost our beloved Sofia, our tiny, cross-eyed tabbie of 4-1/2 years. She had been in the vet's office two weeks before for a week-long stay because of fluid in her lungs. We all thought she was well (including the vet) when she was released and it's obvious she was not. She was special to us in many ways but especially because she was the only female among our family of cats. From the start, she was quite the doting mother to the boys. She will be greatly missed by us.

falling leaves
the outline of my cat's
dead body


1 comment:

w. f. owen said...

Hi Yvonne,

How sad. A very touching haibun.
Thanks for sharing it.

Best wishes for a safe and peaceful
Thanksgiving to you and Ricardo.
I'm thankful to have you and everyone
in our club as friends.