Melissa Studdard

Judged: Apr-Jun 2019

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Melissa Studdard

Melissa Studdard is the author of the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast and the young adult novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. Her writings have appeared widely in periodicals such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Poetry, Harvard Review, New Ohio Review, Psychology Today, and Poets & Writers. To learn more, visit www.melissastuddard.com.


  • April 2022 Winners

    • First Place

      To Patrick
      by Sylvia Maclagen
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Cancer
      by Elizabeth Koopman
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Grandmother in Heaven
      by Jim Doss
      Babilu

  • March 2022 Winners

    • First Place

      September Heat
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      At the Cancer Center
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Third Place

      At Last Ghazal
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Died Last Fall
      by ieuan ap hywel
      The Writer's Block