Susan Alkaitis poetry winner

“Pool of Light” by Susan Alkaitis, 2019 Poetry Fall Contest Winner

The men stopped their truckand sprung from it when they saw mewalking near the underpass.They crossed the roadstraight towards me. My ears thuddedfrom the argument that set meout there, and it was blackout by then. I just wanted to go home. The men from the truck looked toughbut I didn't want to run.They walked behind … Continue reading “Pool of Light” by Susan Alkaitis, 2019 Poetry Fall Contest Winner

2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Ornithology Lessons” by Rob Carney

We're pleased to announce "Orinthology Lessons" as an Honorable Mention in our 2017 Poetry Contest! A very special thank you to our poetry staff for their hard work! ORNITHOLOGY LESSONS Because she loves a good rock slide, a little geologic fanfare, the blue jay taps at boulders with her beak, quick chisels to get things … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Ornithology Lessons” by Rob Carney

Poetry Spring 2017, Fifth Place: “September” by Conyer Clayton

We received an extraordinary number of amazing submission for our first poetry contest of the year, and it took much hard work from our poetry staff to make the final decisions. Congratulations to Conyer Clayton for taking fifth place in the Spring Poetry Contest of 2017!   September Held under nail and lining, sodden foot, … Continue reading Poetry Spring 2017, Fifth Place: “September” by Conyer Clayton

Poetry Spring 2017, Second Place: “Divorce” by Carl Boon

We received an extraordinary number of amazing submission for our first poetry contest of the year, and it took much hard work from our amazing staff to make the final decisions. Congratulations to Carl Boon for taking second place in the Spring Poetry Contest of 2017!  Divorce To Mother she wants the almost-moon, the almost-flower … Continue reading Poetry Spring 2017, Second Place: “Divorce” by Carl Boon

Fall Poetry 2016: Third Place Winner, Berfin by Carl Boon

We had an enormous number of excellent submissions for our Fall 2016 Poetry Contest, and we're excited to announce that we have two third place winners. "Berfin"  by Carl Boon is one of our amazing winners, and we hope you enjoy it!    BERFIN    Berfin above her  Maiden’s Tower notebook  attempts to sketch  her … Continue reading Fall Poetry 2016: Third Place Winner, Berfin by Carl Boon

Fall Poetry 2016: Honorable Mention, “Seismology” by Marian Shapiro

We had an enormous number of excellent submissions for our Fall Poetry 2016 Contest, which gave us the delightful opportunity to name several Honorable Mentions. We are excited to present one of these Honorable Mentions, which are in no particular order. Please enjoy! Seismology    cannot predict  the whys that  certain chasms  open      … Continue reading Fall Poetry 2016: Honorable Mention, “Seismology” by Marian Shapiro

Fall Poetry 2016: Honorable Mention, “Left Alone” by M. Drew Williams

We had an enormous number of excellent submissions for our Fall Poetry 2016 Contest, which gave us the delightful opportunity to name several Honorable Mentions. We are excited to present one of these Honorable Mentions, which are in no particular order. Please enjoy! Left Alone   I doubled back across the dirt-brown water  to join … Continue reading Fall Poetry 2016: Honorable Mention, “Left Alone” by M. Drew Williams