Beginning this fall the bulk of New Mexico will begin using the new area code 575. This doesn't include the Albuquerque-Santa Fe corridor or most of the northwest quadrant of the state. Still, it certainly tickles our fancy to have this new area code correspond so gloriously with the formal requirements of haiku composition. So, in honor of this very special coincidence, we are even more enthused to present you with the winners and runner-ups in our 2007 Haiku Contest.
Special thanks to Christie Chisholm, Amy Dalness, Marisa Demarco and Laura Marrich for helping me judge this contest. Every winner will receive two free passes to the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE, 255-1848), a $10 gift certificate to Gold Street Caffé (218 Gold SW, 765-1633), a $25 gift certificate to Bumble Bee's Baja Grill (3423 Central NE, 262-2862) and a DVD movie starring famed Mexican film star Pedro Infante (either Ustedes Los Ricos, Nosotros los Pobres or Pepe El Toro).
Now, on to the winners!