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Current Judge: Richard Krawiec

Richard Krawiec

Richard Krawiec

Richard Krawiec has published three books of poetry, most recently Women Who Loved me Despite. His work appears in dozens of literary magazines, including New Orleans Review, Drunken Boat, Shenandoah, sou’wester, Dublin Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, etc. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize last year by two magazines, and Best of the Net by another. In addition to poetry, he has published 2 novels, Time Sharing and Faith in What?, a story collection, And Fools of God, and 4 plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council (twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He teaches online courses for UNC Chapel Hill, for which he won their Excellence in Teaching Award. He is founder of Jacar Press, a Community Active publishing company. that publishes full-length collections, chapbooks, anthologies and an award-winning online magazine One. They also sponsor community workshops.

He has worked extensively with people in homeless shelters, women’s shelters, prisons, literacy classes, and community sites, teaching writing.


  • October 2016 Winners

    • First Place

      A Brief History of Blood
      by Teresa White
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      Passage as Pantoum
      by RC James
      Babilu

      Third Place

      Grandmother’s Avvakai
      by Siva Ramanathan
      The Writer's Block

      Honorable Mention

      A Poem for Ash
      by Laurie Byro
      Desert Moon Review

      Honorable Mention

      Mosquito Lagoon
      by Shawn Nacona Stroud
      Desert Moon Review

      Honorable Mention

      In The Pavilion
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Lines Drawn in Water
      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      How Did It Go
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

  • September 2016 Winners

    • First Place

      Starry Night Over the Rhone
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Nighthawks
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Atlantic Giant
      by Jim Fowler
      Babilu