Alibi V.22 No.49 • Dec 5-11, 2013 

Feature: Contest Winners

2013 Haiku Contest Winners

We gave you a month, Albuquerque, and you gave us the world broken into finely honed syllabic orders of expression. Egad! Hundreds of entries poured in for Alibi’s 21st annual Haiku Contest. To claim that choosing the best nine haiku from among so very many clever, snarky, wise and emotive possibilities was difficult would be an understatement of the most scurrilous variety. Suffice it to say that we loved many more than we could give prizes to—but we do invite you, our discerning readers, to examine the full roster of participants, and tell us why we chose rightly or wrongly.

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Animal Crackers: Critters

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The winners, the losers and the in-betweeners. All of ‘em.

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Basho in the Hizzouse: Traditional

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Thizzle wizzle thizzle losizzle and thizzle in-bizzle All of ‘izzle!

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Blue Sky: Breaking Bad

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Every crumb of Heisenberg’s best.

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The Way of All Flesh: Erotic

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After all, they do say the first art form was pornography.

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The Personal Is Poetical: Politics

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Screeds, satire and polemics in haiku form, in toto.

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Get Enchanted: Local

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All the 5-7-5s composed in honor of the 5-0-5.

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This Is Not a Haiku: Surreal

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This is not that which is not a haiku. Or not.