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.


  • May 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      A Brief History of Rain
      by Antonia Clark
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Oklahoma
      by Dale Patterson
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Driving Home From Santa Rosa
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Trans-figuration
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      The Photograph
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • April 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      (how to lose at) Kimberly’s Game
      by John Wilks
      The Write Idea

      Second Place

      A Legacy of Sorts
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

      Third Place

      Waiting for a bus at Armarnath Temple
      by Ieuan ap Hywel
      The Wriiter's Block