Thank you to everybody who submitted to our first Love Haiku Contest, we enjoyed reading everybody’s creative work. And a special thanks to our guest judge Donny Jackson for picking the best of the best. Congratulations to our winners, Shannon Linzer and Derek Firenze! Please keep an eye out for future contests and raffles.
Haiku #1 by Shannon Linzer
she is sweet thunder
rolling through my bones, breaking
fever, windows, drought
Haiku #2 by Derek Firenze
like a lava flow
tasting the edge of the sea–
the way you kiss me
Shannon Linzer is a spoken word artist and movement educator whose work focuses on questions of identity and privilege. She likes hummingbirds & handstands & seeing things from different perspectives. Shannon grew up in Skokie, Illinois and currently resides in San Diego, California. This is her first published piece.
Derek Firenze is a writer, performer, and full of wild danger.