2018 ukiaHaiku Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the of the 2018 ukiaHaiku Festival Contest—A celebration and competition devoted to the haiku form of poetry in Ukiah, California.

Congrats to Christina Sng (Singapore) for first place, Iqra Raza (India) for second place, Debbie Strange (Manitoba) for third place, and to the following honourable mentions: Malgorzata Formanowska (Poland), Minh-Trit Pham (France), Sasa Vazic (Serbia), Martha Magenta (United Kingdom), and Jacqueline Pearce (British Columbia).

Read the winning haiku on Graceguts here.

Interesting facts about Ukiah, California. The name happens to be “haiku” spelled backwards, but that is happy circumstance. Ukiah is located within Rancho Yokaya, one of several Spanish colonial land grants in what was then called “Alta California”. The Yokaya grant, which covered the majority of the Ukiah valley, was named after the native American Pomo word meaning “deep valley.”

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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