Black Heart Haiku Contest Winner

After reading through the submissions to our Haiku Contest, including a short list of poems by runners up including Luke Aditsan, Drew Jennings, Daniel Leonard, Mark Leci and Ellaraine Lockie, we are pleased to announce the winner of our 2012 Haiku Contest:

Colin D. Halloran!

Colin D. Halloran is a former enlisted infantryman who served in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. He has since earned two degrees, most recently an MFA in Poetry from Fairfield University. He is an internationally published poet and photographer and the winner of the 2012 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award for Shortly Thereafter, a collection of poems about his service in Afghanistan and the impact it had on him upon returning to the civilian world. He can be found online at

Here is Colin’s winning haiku:

Lying next to you
I cannot feel you, only
that you are not her

For his winning poem, Colin receives $100 in cash, and inclusion in our forthcoming Poetry for Lovers ebook, to be published as part of a collaboration with Buttontapper Press in time for Valentine’s Day 2013.

Thanks to all who entered the contest for sharing their haiku with us, and we look forward to holding another poetry competition soon!