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There was a very strong response to this year’s Poetry Contest, with hundreds of poems be submitted by poets from all across the country. The winners in this year’s Contest are:

1st Place: $500 and the Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize, “The Power of Memory” by Glen Mazis of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2nd Place: $300, “Quenched” by Mary Ann Honaker of Beckley, West Virginia

3rd Place: $200, “All My Relations” by Gary Boelhower of Duluth, Minnesota



“Thoughts of an Aging Cover Girl” by Bob Wickless of Reidsville, North Carolina

“You Cannot Yoke the Dragonfly” by Larsen Bowker of Blacksburg, Virginia

“March, March” by Linda M. Fischer of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

“Shipwreck in the Nile” by Susan Donnelly of  Arlington, Massachusetts

“Life Songs” by Thomas A. West, Jr. of Morrison, Colorado

“Snow Dancers” by Duane Niatum of Seattle, Washington

“Blue Valentine” by Elizabeth Chapman of Palo Alto, California

“At Summer’s End” by Craig McVay of Columbus, Ohio

“Tornado Jesus” by Ben Onachila of Brevard, North Carolina

“The Hike to the Gray Eagle Mine” by Suzanne Freeman of Ingram, Texas

Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mention

Alan Elyshevitz of Norriton, Pennsylvania; Lew Forrester of Arvada, Colorado; Donna Pucciani of Wheaton, Illinois; Mark Louis Lehman of Cincinnati, Ohio; Peter Ludwin of Kent, Washington; Mark Taksa of Albany, California; Marilee Richards of Sedona, Arizona; Lisa M. Hase Jackson of Charleston, South Carolins; Eleanor Lerman of Long Beach, New York; Jack Vian of Beaumont, Texas; Dave Malone of West Plains, Missouri; Bonnie Manion of St. Louis, Missouri; Yvonne (Chism-Peace) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chris Anderson of Corvallis, Oregon; Stephanie Baird of Granby, Massachusetts