Maurya Simon

Judged: Jul 2007

Maurya Simon

Maurya Simon is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including Ghost Orchid, which was nominated in 2004 for a National Book Award in poetry. Her new volume, Cartographies, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in the fall of 2007. In 2005 Simon published a limited edition book, WEAVERS, based on the eponymous paintings by Los Angeles artist Baila Goldenthal. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Foundation, as well as the American Academy in Rome. Maurya Simon teaches creative writing at the University of California, Riverside and lives in the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains.


  • June 2019 Winners

    • First Place

      Song for Picnic Ants
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      Fragile
      by Kendall Witherspoon
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Good Friday, St. Peter’s Anglican, The East Bronx
      by Christine Potter
      The Waters

  • May 2019 Winners

    • First Place

      I think of the colour purple
      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Swimming in Twilight
      by Peter Halpin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      In another country with strangers
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters