2020 5th Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest Winners

First Place:

the lingering notes
of an out of tune piano
burying grandpa

ā€” Louise Hopewell


Second Place:

lockdown loving
the surprise of wild
nose hairs

ā€” Roberta Beary


Third Place:

chemotherapy
she takes a selfie with
the new wig

ā€” Minal Sarosh 


Read all 2020 honorable mentions and judgesā€™ comments (PDF)