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.


  • August 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      The World Is Moist in the Morning
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Second Place

      My Epitaph
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      I kissed a tree
      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
      The Waters

  • July 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      The First Time I Drank With My Father
      by Ken Ashworth
      The Waters

      Second Place

      My Bicycle
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      J. Alfred Prufrock Searches for Mrs. Right
      by Laurie Byro
      Babilu