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Current Judge: Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo‘s The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press) received the Donald Justice Prize and the Poets’ Prize. His previous books are Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal) and Galileo’s Banquet (Towson University Prize co-winner). Co-winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, he has also received the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. His poetry, prose, flash fictions, and translations appear in Able Muse, Burrow Press Review, Cimarron Review, Hopkins Review, Iowa Review, Measure, Pleiades, Sou’Wester, River Styx, and elsewhere. He currently teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Environment Program at Iowa State University.


  • January 2015 Winners

    • First Place

      Mama Carving
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Second Place

      All Things Want To Tell The Truth But Can’t
      by Lisa Megraw
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Eden and Other Places
      by Gerry Callaghan
      The Write Idea

  • December 2014 Winners

    • First Place

      What more could I do with wild words?
      by Judy Kaber
      The Waters

      Second Place

      hospice nurse
      by Billy Howell-Sinnard
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      and then there was the day even words were gone
      by Cate
      Wild Poetry Forum