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.


  • October 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      The Day of a Girl
      by John Riley
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Night Thoughts of a Mottled Songbird
      by Kenny A. Chaffin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      The Art of Not Being Descartes
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      Wild Poetry Forum

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      Second Place

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      Third Place

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      Giving Thanks
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