The Michigan based journal, Third Wenesday‘s annual poetry contest:
This poem by Kristen Brace won the Barbara Sykes Memorial Humor Prize in PSM’s annual poetry contest. It appeard in the fall issue of Peninsula Poets.
Nancy Cook’s poem “Midland“, a response to the 2020 flood that made national headlines, was the winner of the Founder’s Prize in the 2020 poetry contest of the Poetry Society of Michigan.
Patricia Barnes of Wyandotte, Michigan is the winner of the Chancelor’s Prize in the Poetry Society of Michigan’s annual poetry contest.
Winner of the Margo LaGattuta Memorial Award in the Poetry Society of Michigan’s annual poetry contest is Randy K. Schwartz of Ann Arbor, Michigan. This poem and all of the other contest winners are featured in the latest edition of Peninsula Poets.
An honorable mention from of 2019 Poetry Contest in the Evening category.
Category 1: Margo LaGatutta Memorial Award
Judge: Daniel Edward Moore
1st Rust Belt Randy K. Schwartz, Ann Arbor, MI
2nd All Night the Rain Kristin Brace, Ada, MI
3rd November Jack D. Ferguson, Auburn Hills, MI
HM Rock, Paper, Scissors Ellen Lord, Charlevoix, MI
Category 2: Chancellor’s Prize
Judge: Laurence W. Thomas
1st Window Patricia Barnes, Wyandotte, MI
2nd Good Fencing Lorraine Jeffery, Orem, UT
3rd The Poet Goes Prospecting Randy K. Schwartz, Ann Arbor, MI
HM The Staunch Listener Inge Logenburg Kyler, Eaton Rapids, MI
Category 3: Founder’s Prize
Judge: Dennis Hinrichsen
1st Midland Nancy Cook, St. Paul, MN
2nd Water, Water Everywhere… Patricia Barnes, Wyandotte, MI
3rd Jack Pine Savage Ellen Lord, Charlevoix, MI
HM October, Southeast Michigan Dawn McDuffie, Detroit, MI
Category 4: Barbara Sykes Memorial Humor Poem
Judge: Elizabeth Kerlikowske
1st Poem in Which the Poem Works Very Hard… Kristin Brace, Ada, MI
2nd I Explain to My Great Grandpa Lorraine Jeffery, Orem, UT
3rd Sounding the Alarm Lynne Fernandez, Farmington Hills, MI
HM Transformation Marilyn Churchill, Ann Arbor, MI
Category 5: George Dila Memorial Prose Poem
Judge: Phillip Sterling
1st A Man and His Game David James, Linden, MI
2nd pang Diana Hart, Kalamazoo, MI
3rd Dear Therapist, Patricia Barnes, Wyandotte, MI
HM Velvet Ear Jill Doster Marcusse, Grand Rapids, MI
Category 6: Nature
Judge: Jerrold Narland
1st Lucky 13 Terry Jude Miller, Richmond, TX
2nd Backyard Nature Sue Yurick, Rockford, MI
3rd Winter Snowfall Cynthia Weber Nankee, Canton, MI
HM Lost Mountain Lori Goff, Walled Lake, MI
Category 7: Love
Judge: Diane DeCillis
1st Alien Lover Dawn McDuffie, Detroit, MI
2nd Redolent Diana Dinverno, Troy, MI
3rd Autumn Garden Jack D. Ferguson, Auburn Hills, MI
HM Falling Christian Belz, Berkley, MI
Category 8: Pandemic
Judge: Terry Jude Miller
1st Counting Marie Davids, Ferndale, MI
2nd Maybe Eric Greene, Royal Oak, MI
3rd Languor Garrett Stack, Rockford, MI
HM Monthursday, Frisunday, April? Carla Dodd, Waterford, MI
The August 1st deadline for entries is fast approaching.
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One of Chancellor’s prize winning poems from the fall contest issue of Peninsula Poets by Nancy Cook of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Another prize winning poem from The Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Poetry Contest, this one from the “Love” category.