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Winners and What They Won
Jo Angela Edwins
We received 865 entries into the contest. The $865 (one dollar per poem entry fee) was added to the additional $250 donated to the prize pot by contest sponsor Rolland Vasin, plus an additional $71 donated by Brenda Levy Tate, Denise Weuve, Jean Colonomos, and Anonymous.This total ($1186) was divided amongst the top three scoring poets. First place won 50%, Second place took 30%, and Third Place won 20%.
Every single poet who entered the contest will receive at least one prize just for entering thanks to the generosity of the many sponsors who supported this years contest.
Thanks to everyone for entering!
First Prize: 50% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH
Second Prize: 30% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.
Third Prize: 20% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.
In addition, thanks to sponsor Rolland Vasin, an additional $250, plus another $71 from a few other donors, will be added to the entry fees collected and divided with the above percentages among the top three scoring poets.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to supplement the cash prizes with an impressive array of prizes which would be of interest to poets and writers.
The following prizes will be used to bolster first through third prize as well as distributed to other contest entrants.
Our goal is to be able to send every single person who enters the contest something.
3 copies of Voices 2016, an annual journal featuring the poems of the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition hosted in West Michigan.
3 copies of the novella “Finis.” by Angélique Jamail
$20 added to the cash prize shared by the winning poets
Brenda Levy Tate
$16 added to the cash prize shared by the winning poets
Bryan Damien Nichols
2 copies of the book “Whispers From Within” by Kjell Nykvist and Alexander Shacklebury (heteronyms of Bryan Damien Nichols)
2 copies of the book “Singing Our Song” by four poets
Carol Dorf and Terri Saul
2 copies of the book “Every Evening Deserves a Title” by Carol Dorf and Terri Saul
1 copy of book “Finding Compass” by Carolyn Martin
1 copy of book “The Way a Woman Knows” by Carolyn Martin
1 copy of the 2015 Pendle War Poetry Competition Anthology
1 signed copy of the book “Opaque Melodies that Would bug Most People” by Corey Mesler
2 copies of the book “ABC Bestiary” with art by Alfred Van Loen and poetry edited by Stanley H. Barkan
1 copy of the book “Poet Loiterer” by D.L. Lang
1 download card of the e-book “Happy Accidents” by D.L. Lang
2 copies of the book “Selected Poems” by David Flynn
$10 added to the cash prize shared by the winning poets
1 copy of the book “American Strays” by Douglas Richardson
1 copy of the book “The Book of Good Dreams” by Douglas Richardson
Dreams & Nightmares Magazine
1 set of of five different issues of the speculative poetry magazine Dreams & Nightmares
2 one-hour sessions of Writing/Editorial/Consulting Services
1 copy of the chapbook “Who Are We Then?” by Ed Werstein
1 copy of the Wisconsin Poets 2017 Calendar by Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
1 copy of the chapbook “Where the Meadowlark Sings” by Ellaraine Lockie
1 copy of the book “The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition)” by Frank Mundo
1 copy of the book “Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories” by Frank Mundo
1 copy of the book “Different” by Frank Mundo
1 copy of the book “Terra Treblinka-Holocaust poems” by Hanoch Guy
1 copy of the book “Samadhipada: Word Yoga” by Helen Townsend
1 copy of the book “Juggling Fire, Blindfolded” by Eric Evans
1 set of three Ink Publications broadsides (of the publishers’ choosing)
2 copies of the book “Northern Compass” by Isobel Cunningham
$25 added to the cash prize shared by the winning poets
1 copy of the book “Kanoli Kaleidoscope” by Fabiyas M V
1 copy of the Poetry Nook Popular Contest Winners Anthology
1 copy of the 2016 Dwarf Stars Anthology from the Science Fiction Poetry Association
Joy Wilson Parrish
1 copy of the book “Sojourn” by Joy Wilson Parrish
Kaye Voigt Abikhaled
2 copies of the book “Club des Poétes” by Kaye Voigt Abikhaled
1 copy of the chapbook “A Breath of Paint” by L.B. Sedlacek
1 copy of the book “Breathe vol. 1” by various writers
4 40-minute Creativity Coaching sessions
LONE STARS Poetry Magazine
1 copy of LONE STARS Poetry Magazine
Los Angeles Poet Society
1 Set of 5 Poetry Zines From Poet Jessica Wilson’s Special Collection
1 copy of the book “Repulsion Thrust” by Magdalena Ball
2 copies of the book “I Dream of Empathy” by Marianne Szlyk
3 copies of anthologies by Kind of a Hurricane Press
Marie C Lecrivain
3 copies of the book “The Virtual Tablet of Irma Tre” by Marie C Lecrivain
Marsha C. Markman
4 copies of the book “If We Dance . . . A Collection of Poems” edited by Joan Wines
2 copies of the book “Out of the Shadows” by Piri Piroska Badnar
Martina R. Gallegos
2 copies of the book “Grab the Bull by the Horns” by Martina Robles Gallegos
Mary Langer Thompson
1 copy of the book “Poems in Water” by Mary Langer Thompson
Michael Paul Hogan
1 signed copy of the book “Chinese Bolero” by Michael Paul Hogan, with illustrations by the contemporary Chinese painter Li Bin.
1 copy of the book “What She Could Not Name” by Nancy Shiffrin
2 copies of the book “The Loveliest Vein of Our Lives” by Neil Leadbeater
2 copies of the book “Putting Aside the Mask For the Moment” by Neil Meili
1 copy of the book “The Water Wars” by Cassandra Dallett
2 one-year (4-issue) subscriptions to Rattle magazine
2 copies of Lummox Poetry Anthology #5
1 12″ X 12″ print from the Crate Label Series by Jim D. Babwe.
1 copy of the book “The Wolf Pack Moon” by Richard Rensberry
2 copies of the book “Disappearances” by Richard Widerkehr
2 copies of the book “Mountain” by Richard Widerkehr
1 copy of the spoken word CD “Rick Lupert Live and Dead”
3 copies of the book “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman” by Rick Lupert
40 copies of the e-book version of “Ekphrastia Gone Wild: Poems Inspired By Art” (pdf format)
$250 added to the cash prize shared by the winning poets
2 copies of the book “Night Shift” by Ron Kolm
1 set of three poetry reviews including 1 copy of the “2016 Florida Poetry Review”, 1 copy of the “2016 Mississippi Poetry Review” and 1 copy of the “2016 Prism Poetry Review”
Sandra Soli, poet/editor
1 copy of the book “The Magnetic Poetry Anthology” includes portable word pack and poetry game board
Science Fiction Poetry Association
2 one-year subscription to all SFPA publications
1 copy of the poetry anthology “Spectrum 1: 140 So Cal Poets”
1 copy of the poetry anthology “Spectrum 2: The Gift”
1 copy of the poetry anthology “Spectrum 3: Love Love Love”
1 copy of the poetry anthology “Spectrum 4: 2016’s Top Ten San Gabriel Valley Poets”
1 copy of the poetry anthology “Spectrum 5: Every Poem Is An Idea”
2 Poetry-Art Montage Prints (Broadsides), 8 x 10 inches
1 autographed copy of the book “A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances” by Richard Jarrette
The New Short Fiction Series
2 tickets to the October 9, 2016 and November 13, 2016 performances of The New Short Fiction Series’ 20th Anniversary season at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood. Tickets include parking validation for each performance.
The Ontario Poetry Society
2 copies of the book â€œScarlet Thistles, A Canadian Poetry Anthology”
The Sacred Beverage Press
10 copies of the book “Percy, Bob and Assenpoop” by Elliott Baker
Thee Instagon Foundation Sticker Club
1 one year SOLO 2016 subscription to TIF Sticker Club (12 stickers)
Theresa Stuart-One Unique Woman’s Words
5 copies of the book “One Unique Woman’s Words” Release 1
Trish Lindsey Jaggers
1 signed copy of the book “Holonym: a collection of poems” by Trish Lindsey Jaggers
1 copy of the book “Orogeny, Vol. 2” by Rock Canyon Poets
2 copies of the book “Ashes and Seeds” by Michelle Greenblatt
2 copies of the book “Anchor What” by Vernon Frazer
2 copies of the book “Definitions of Obscurity” by Vernon Frazer and Michelle Greenblatt
1 copy of the book “Memories” by Lang Leav
1 copy of the book “A Second Decade of Poems from Voices Israelâ€
1 copy of the book “Voices Israel 2015 vol 41” Poetry from Israel and abroad.
2 copies of the book “Two Natures” by Jendi Reiter
1 small WoollyDoc notebook with a black velvet cover
1 small WoollyDoc notebook with a blue velvet cover
Meet Your Judges
Brett Gaffney (Cincinnati, Ohio)
M. Brett Gaffney, originally from Houston, Texas, holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University and edits art and poetry for Gingerbread House. Her poems have appeared in Exit 7, Penduline, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, Still: the Journal, Fruita Pulp, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, and Zone 3, among others. Her chapbook, Feeding the Dead, is forthcoming in 2016 from Porkbelly Press. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner and their dog, Ava, and works across the river in northern Kentucky as a library associate, promoting poetry whenever she can.
Helen Townsend (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Helen Townsend grew up in Fort Scott, Kansas, has lived in different spots around the world, and now finds herself in Indianapolis. If she were independently wealthy, she would spend her days hopping planes, practicing yoga, writing poetry, going for runs, and saving all the animals in the world. Because she is not independently wealthy, and has a short attention span, Helen has done many things over the years—taught English to speakers of other languages, taught high school English, taught yoga, coordinated the Indiana State Refugee Health Program, to name a few. Currently, she is a TB Nurse Case Manager.
Trish Hopkinson (Provo, Utah)
Trish Hopkinson has always loved words—in fact, her mother tells everyone she was born with a pen in her hand. She has two chapbooks Emissions and Pieced Into Treetops and has been published in several anthologies and journals, including Stirring, Chagrin River Review, and The Found Poetry Review. Hopkinson is co-founder of a local poetry group, Rock Canyon Poets. She is a product director by profession and resides in Utah with her handsome husband and their two outstanding children. You can follow her poetry adventures at http://trishhopkinson.com/.
- July 13: Contest begins
- July 18 – 24: Judges featured as Poets of the Week
- August 14, 2:00 pm (pacific): PSH Live Judges Event: Live broadcast where Judges will have the chance to read poems and discuss the contest and you can call in live and ask them questions. Click here to listen.
- October 1: Final deadline for contest entries. (Entry fees must be received by PayPal, Venmo, or postmarked by October 1 or they’ll be returned.)
- October 7: Judges deadline for returning scored poems.
- October 14: Second round scoring deadline (in the event of tied scores.)
- October 16: 2pm (pacific) PSH Live Event: “Winners Announced” in a special broadcast. Listen to it live and if any of the winners happen to be listening, they’ll be invited to call in and read their winning entries live on the air.
- October 17 – 23: Contest Winners featured as Poets of the Week.