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Haiku Smackdown Winners Announced

The SGS Haiku Smackdown competition for 2024 featured more than 70 haikus. The contest was blind-judged by an esteemed panel of SGS faculty, including George Bell, Jamie Billings, Jeff Darnall, Allison Hentges, and Shel Shelton. The top three vote-getters were:

3rd place by Flossy Eagan:

I can smile again
I know it’s not much but it
Feels like something big

2nd place by Fallon Rooney:

Bathtub stained purple
Thread-bare towels burned with bleach
Her spent chrysalis

1st place by Dua Shabazz:

Forgotten drawer
Pictures laid out on my lap
Memories refresh