Pie Social

Pie Social 2014: Who Won Our Pie-Ku Contest?

Once again this year, Phoenix, you take the cake, er, pie for poetry! We had many excellent entries in our Pie-Ku contest, and two lucky winners -- as well as a runner up.

The winners will join our line-up of esteemed judges at Pie Social this Saturday, Nov. 15. The event opens to the public at 2 and goes till 5 p.m. at the at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park on the northeast corner of Second Street and Roosevelt. The Senators will be performing. Admission to the event is free and tasting tickets will be sold five for $10. Or you can bring two pies to donate to the community table and get those five tickets free. Either way, come hungry.

And now, here are the winners of the Pie-Ku contest.

The first winner is from Brendan Mahoney:

fruit or cream both good flaky buttery brown crust on Anita's face

And the second winner comes from Hattie Hayes:

Haiku, like pie crust, Crumbles when you press too hard. Don't overthink it.

Finally, we had a runner up, Hydie Edwards, who wins a set of tasting tickets and will pinch-hit in case another judge can't make it:

My late Aunt Mary Somewhere baking blueberry Best pie in the sky

Thanks to all who entered -- we hope to see everyone eating pie on Saturday!

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.