Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kevin Watson of Press 53 Announces the 2009 Poetry Winners

The winner of the first place award is Janice Townley Moore.








Poetry: Judge: Kathryn Stripling Byer



*First Prize: Janice Townley Moore of Young Harris, GA for “Windows Filled With Gifts,” “I'd Like to Think the Truth About the World,” and “Beginning Homer's Illiad Once Again.”

*Second Prize: Malaika King of Pinehurst, NC for “On Your Birth Day,” “Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis,” and “Swift Water.”

*Honorable Mention: Ellaraine Lockie of Sunnyvale, CA for “Saying Good-Bye,” “A Matter of Degree,” and “Seed of a Serial Killer.”

Finalists:
Bobby Sidna Hart of Advance, NC for “Weymouth House Bath,” “How She Was Found,” and “Frozen Wood.”

Carolyn Moore of Tigard, OR for “The Selkie Discovers the Information Age,” “Two Conversations in a White, White Kitchen,”
and “What the Apple Whispered.”

Clinton B Campbell of Beaufort, SC for “I Want to Dance with Rita Dove,” “The Day My Wife Kissed Pat Conroy,” and “Front Row Seat.”

Ellaraine Lockie of Sunnyvale, CA for “Godot Goes to Montana,” “Inheritance,” and “Should Have Been a Boy.”

Kory Wells of Murfreesboro, TN for “At The Old-Time Jamboree,” “Honky, 1971,” and “Tired of the Same Old Answers.”

Lisa Zerkle of Charlotte, NC for “The Strain and Snap,” “Bitter,” and “How to Hold a Grudge.”

Maureen A. Sherbondy of Raleigh, NC for “One Year After Your Death,” “Praying at Coffee Shops in the South,” and “Dust.”

5 comments:

Pat Workman said...

How lucky we are to have two excellent poets, you and Janice, right here in our area.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thank you, Pat ,but all the time I think how lucky we are to have you Pat and Glenda, Glenda, Brenda Kay, Clarence, Michelle and others that cross our paths Paul, Gene, linda Kane, Linda Smith, Dorothea and the new ones like Ellen Andrews, Carole Thompson and Karen Holmes. All, All. It is amazing. There must be something in the water.

karenh said...

I'm so happy for Janice and her wonderful poetry.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Karen. This is good news. We'll give Janice applause at the poetry critque group for sure.

Menwhile, I hope you are finding time to write.

Judy Roney said...

Congratulations to the winners. I look forward to reading your work. You are right, Nancy. It must be something in the water. So much talent.