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.


  • February 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      Nebraska, Summer
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Goldback Fern
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Negotiatin’ Wi Demons (For wee Rabbie Burns)
      by John J. Williamson
      PenShells

  • January 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      You Arrive Like Fall, Suddenly
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Waiting for the Second Coming
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Homeless
      by J.J. Williamson
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      When I Go Out and Then Come Back
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum