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 is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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