Terence Culleton

Judged: Nov-Dec 2021, Mar 2022

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Terence Culleton

Terence Culleton has published several collections of formally crafted narrative and lyric poems, including A Communion of Saints (2011) and Eternal Life (2015), both with Anaphora Literary PressHis most recent book, A Tree and Gone, just out this past spring through Future Cycle Press, is a collection of fifty-four formal English sonnets, many of which have appeared in journals and anthologies (including Avatar) and/or been short-listed in sonnet contests. A Tree and Gone was recently included in the New York Review of Books Small Press Releases listing.  A two-time Pushcart nominee Mr. Culleton has had several pieces featured on NPR, as well as various cable TV programs, and he reads widely throughout the Philadelphia and New York areas. Several of his poems have been set to music by Vermont composer Don Jamison, as well as jazz clarinetist Darryl Harper and his ensemble Onus.


  • 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