IBPC Winning Poems: 2007-Present


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November 2000 First Place Enlightenment Marilyn Injeyan MindFire
October 2001 First Place Opposable Thumbs are Important Angela Armitage MiPo
June 2003 First Place While I Wrote My Dispatch: A Sequence Robert Bohm Melic Review
July 2004 First Place Grassland Sarah J. Sloat Desert Moon Review
August 2004 First Place Penelope and the Bird Man Laurie Byro and Ivan Waters Wild Poetry Forum
August 2006 First Place Dirt Catherine Rogers poets.org
August 2006 Second Place The Western Ghats: 1959 Bernard Henrie Tin Roof Alley Poets, formerly SplashHall Poetry
January 2007 First Place Wolf Dreams Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
January 2007 Second Place Brrmmm AnnMarie Eldon MiPoesias
January 2007 Third Place untitled Steve Parker The Critical Poet
January 2007 Honorable Mention Stone Soup Allen M. Weber Desert Moon Review
January 2007 Honorable Mention Flint Michigan Stevie Jean Reed Blueline
January 2007 Honorable Mention Elders: Vincent and Prudence Adam Elgar The Writer's Block
February 2007 First Place on an autumn evening, i Eric Rhohenstein The Critical Poet
February 2007 Second Place Boundaryless in Bedlam AnnMarie Eldon The Writer's Block
February 2007 Third Place The crying girl Jude Goodwin The Writer's Block
February 2007 Honorable Mention the demolition kid Andrew Pike SplashHall Poetry
February 2007 Honorable Mention Bees in Thin Hours Nanette Rayman River The Critical Poet
February 2007 Honorable Mention The Rival Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
February 2007 Honorable Mention Voice-In-Law C. King Blueline
March 2007 First Place The Bird Artists Laurie Byro About Poetry Forum
March 2007 Second Place Omen Dave Rowley Inside the Writer's Studio
March 2007 Third Place Show but Never Tell Brenda Levy Tate Pen Shells
March 2007 Honorable Mention Caisa Thorbjornsdotter Jana Bouma Wild Poetry Forum
March 2007 Honorable Mention Venetian Notes Adam Elgar Inside the Writer's Studio
March 2007 Honorable Mention The Box Which is Myth S. Jason Fraley Inside the Writer's Studio
March 2007 Honorable Mention Takes your breath Kathleen Vibbert Pen Shells
April 2007 First Place Winterset Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
April 2007 Second Place Mary Lincoln Communes with the Dead Ellen Kombiyil Blueline
April 2007 Third Place Bird Caller Daniel Barlow The Maelstrom
April 2007 Honorable Mention Blas Rivas Sally Arango Renata SC Writers Workshop
April 2007 Honorable Mention Drought Jan Iwaszkiewicz Mosaic Musings
April 2007 Honorable Mention For PMD Mitchell Geller Desert Moon Review
April 2007 Honorable Mention Masked Artwork Elizabeth DiBenedetto Mosaic Musings
May 2007 First Place Refugee sproutings across the Continental Mike Keo MiPoesias
May 2007 Second Place The Sandwich Hour Yolanda Calderon-Horn New Cafe
May 2007 Third Place In a City Made of Seaweed Dave Rowley Desert Moon Review
May 2007 Honorable Mention It Carla Conway The Critical Poet
May 2007 Honorable Mention First Date Sally Arango Renata SC Writers Workshop
May 2007 Honorable Mention Jaycee Beach Millard R. Howington SC Writers Workshop
June 2007 First Place Bad Weather Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
June 2007 Second Place The Daughter of Antiochus Adam Elgar The Writer's Block
June 2007 Third Place Jackie Kathy Earsman Mosaic Musings
June 2007 Honorable Mention Rhythmically Inapposite Michael McRandall Pen Shells
June 2007 Honorable Mention 56 and Sunny Mitchell Geller About Poetry Forum
June 2007 Honorable Mention Rapunzel at 49 Learns to Dance the Tarantella Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
June 2007 Honorable Mention Songs from Stephen King’s Knapsack III: Insomnia Gary Blankenship Blueline
July 2007 First Place His Jacket Witt Wittman SplashHall Poetry
July 2007 Second Place The Man Next Door According to His Pockets Adam Elgar The Writer's Block
July 2007 Third Place During an Epileptic Fit, Ida Saxton McKinley has a Premonition of her Husband’s Assassination Ellen Kombiyil Blueline
July 2007 Honorable Mention Insatiable Laurel K. Dodge MiPoesias
July 2007 Honorable Mention Cherry Grove Elodie Ackerman The Town
July 2007 Honorable Mention Haul Brandon The Maelstrom
July 2007 Honorable Mention Sparrow Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
August 2007 First Place After Howl III — Rockin’ the Ages Gary Blankenship Wild Poetry Forum
August 2007 Second Place I See God Standing in Stout Grove Larina Warnock poets.org
August 2007 Third Place fulton street hustlers Allen Itz Blueline
August 2007 Honorable Mention immeasurable Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
August 2007 Honorable Mention Super Nova Brenda Nixon Cook Pen Shells
August 2007 Honorable Mention Barren Mitchell Geller About Poetry Forum
August 2007 Honorable Mention Fall Day in the Park Esther Greenleaf Murer poets.org
September 2007 First Place Beached Laura Polley Desert Moon Review
September 2007 Second Place Ghazal of the Honed Knife Sarah Sloat Desert Moon Review
September 2007 Third Place Prohibited Disorder Kids Bill Brando About Poetry Forum
September 2007 Honorable Mention Bronx Swans Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
September 2007 Honorable Mention Indian Grass Rich Stewart The Town
September 2007 Honorable Mention Once Upon a Time Eric Linden Mosaic Musings
October 2007 First Place Afterglow Elodie Ackerman The Town
October 2007 Second Place A Woman of Summer Nochipa Pen Shells
October 2007 Third Place A Good Day to Die Tim J. Brennan About Poetry Forum
October 2007 Honorable Mention The Last Bus Home Judith Anne Labriola Mosaic Musings
October 2007 Honorable Mention Millstone Kathleen Vibbert Pen Shells
October 2007 Honorable Mention Exchange DJ Vorreyer The Town
October 2007 Honorable Mention Ungodly Apartment Building Teresa White Wild Poetry Forum
November 2007 First Place First Born Ellen Kombiyil Blueline
November 2007 Second Place Bird Painter Guy Kettelhack About Poetry Forum
November 2007 Third Place The Gravity of it Beautiful Melanie G. Firth Wild Poetry Forum
December 2007 First Place Ruth in Ward 3A Imagines Herself as a Tree Brenda Levy Tate Pen Shells
December 2007 Second Place Northland Solstice Eric Linden Mosaic Musings
December 2007 Third Place Crossing at Night Maryann Corbett The Waters
December 2007 Honorable Mention My Mother’s Bones Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
December 2007 Honorable Mention Mersey Mersey Me Christopher T. George Desert Moon Review
December 2007 Honorable Mention Time Gone Cold Linda Balboni Mosaic Musings
January 2008 First Place The Bottle Tree Allen M. Weber Desert Moon Review
January 2008 Second Place Goose Step Lois P. Jones Pen Shells
January 2008 Third Place The Cardiologist Has a Word with Us Yolanda Calderon-Horn The Town
January 2008 Honorable Mention Come Back to the Raft Ag’in, Huck Honey! Guy Kettelhack Desert Moon Review
January 2008 Honorable Mention Red Cap Sarah J. Sloat Wild Poetry Forum
February 2008 First Place Unmarked Grave Lois P. Jones Pen Shells
February 2008 Second Place 1980 Mitchell Geller Desert Moon Review
February 2008 Third Place Séance Adam Elgar The Writer's Block
February 2008 Honorable Mention Black Man Carrying Alligator Briefcase Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
February 2008 Honorable Mention Hawaiian Chicken (not a recipe) Alice Folkart Blueline
February 2008 Honorable Mention Stoma Laurie Byro About Poetry Forum
March 2008 First Place Carol for the Brokenhearted Brenda Levy Tate criticalpoet.org
March 2008 Second Place Bitch Carla Martin-Wood criticalpoet.org
March 2008 Third Place The Soul’s Active Ingredients Greg McNeill About Poetry Forum
March 2008 Honorable Mention Remembering A City I Never Knew Don Schaeffer Pen Shells
March 2008 Honorable Mention Corn Shy Kathleen Vibbert Pen Shells
March 2008 Honorable Mention Love Through a Plate Glass Window Dave Rowley poets.org
March 2008 Honorable Mention Bo-Peep Tunnel David Phillips criticalpoet.org
March 2008 Honorable Mention The Season of Science M.E. Silverman Wild Poetry Forum
April 2008 First Place A Second Look at Creation Sergio Lima Facchini poets.org
April 2008 Second Place Spring Dance Brenda Levy Tate criticalpoet.com
April 2008 Third Place Boy, Winter 2008 Mike LaForge criticalpoet.com
April 2008 Third Place 18–Again Cherryl E. Garner SC Writers Workshop
May 2008 First Place Sunday with Labrador Sarah J. Sloat The Waters
May 2008 Second Place What April in New York is Guy Kettelhack About Poetry Forum
May 2008 Third Place Via! Allen M. Weber Desert Moon Review
May 2008 Honorable Mention Fountain Douglas Hill Wild Poetry Forum
May 2008 Honorable Mention Marigolds Sally Arango Renata SC Writers Workshop
June 2008 First Place The Length of Never Steve Meador SplashHall Poetry
June 2008 Second Place A Fall from Grace S. Thomas Summers Desert Moon Review
June 2008 Third Place Outwitting Your Angels Dave Mehler criticalpoet.com
June 2008 Honorable Mention Spirit Catcher Catherine Rogers poets.org
June 2008 Honorable Mention Flood Richard Evans Moontown Cafe
July 2008 First Place Feast of Disappointments Linda E. Cable Wild Poetry Forum
July 2008 Second Place Seventeen, Before the First Time Ange Law criticalpoet.com
July 2008 Third Place Roots Ken Ashworth The Writer's Block
July 2008 Honorable Mention Browse Bernard Henrie poets.org
July 2008 Honorable Mention Aftertaste Brenda Morisse Wild Poetry Forum
July 2008 Honorable Mention Sleep Tom Allen poets.org
August 2008 First Place Tsumani Prelude Brenda Levy Tate Pen Shells
August 2008 2nd Place Living in the Body of a Firefly Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
August 2008 Third Place Surviving the Ugly Sandy Benitez SplashHall Poetry
August 2008 Honorable Mention How Soft is the Blackness that Cannot Bring Me Joy Ellen Kombiyil Blueline
August 2008 Honorable Mention If Men Wore Lip Paint Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
August 2008 Honorable Mention Seiren Song Steve Parker criticalpoet.org
September 2008 First Place St. Louis Jim Henry Shifrin Wild Poetry Forum
September 2008 Second Place Saturday S. Thomas Summers Wild Poetry Forum
September 2008 Third Place Sheer Tom Watters Moontown Cafe
September 2008 Third Place sink holes and illusions Dorothy D. Mienko Salty Dreams
September 2008 Honorable Mention Snake Song Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
September 2008 Honorable Mention Zambezi Storm Beverleigh Gail Annegarn Mosaic Musings
October 2008 First Place Ache Michael Creighton The Waters
October 2008 Second Place Convalescence Antonia Clark The Waters
October 2008 Third Place Debris Ashura Pen Shells
October 2008 Honorable Mention awake James Lineberger Salty Dreams
October 2008 Honorable Mention Compression Linda E. Cable SplashHall Poetry
October 2008 Honorable Mention Imagination of the Deflated Balloon Henry Shifrin Wild Poetry Forum
October 2008 Honorable Mention Musée de la Résistance – Vaucluse Adam Elgar The Writer's Block
October 2008 Honorable Mention Talk Like a Pirate Day* Catherine Rogers poets.org
November 2008 First Place Russian Crucifixes Emily Violet Swithins The Writer's Block
November 2008 Second Place My Father’s Family Tree Anna Yin Pen Shells
November 2008 Third Place only waitress at the truck stop who never uses the cash register Justin Hyde Salty Dreams
November 2008 Honorable Mention An Endangered Species Melissa Resch About Poetry Forum
December 2008 First Place Milk Noodle Greta Bolger The Waters
December 2008 Second Place Aftermath S. Shademan poets.org
December 2008 Third Place Momento Mori Brenda Levy Tate Pen Shells
December 2008 Honorable Mention Evening Prayer Emily Brink The Writer's Block
January 2009 First Place New Neighbors Eric Rhohenstein criticalpoet.org
January 2009 Second Place First Frost Christopher T. George FreeWrights Peer Review
January 2009 Third Place Dinner With the Ghost of Rilke Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
January 2009 Honorable Mention Taste Buds of Children and Mock Adults Thane Zander Blueline
January 2009 Honorable Mention Talking Terror Sachi Nag The Writer's Block
February 2009 First Place Mondegreen Ray Sweatman Salty Dreams
February 2009 Second Place Virginia Sings Back To the Stones In Her Pockets Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
February 2009 Third Place - Eric Rhohenstein criticalpoet.org
March 2009 First Place I, Raptor Brenda Levy Tate Pen Shells
March 2009 Second Place deliquesce Lynze Salty Dreams
March 2009 Third Place Double Vision Susan B. McDonough Blueline
April 2009 First Place Czarny Polewka (Black Soup) Emily Brink The Writer's Block
April 2009 Second Place The Day the Caterpillars Came Steve Meador FreeWrights Peer Review
April 2009 Third Place A Rush of Clouds Laurel K. Dodge The Writer's Block
April 2009 Honorable Mention After AIDS Shawn Nacona Stroud Desert Moon Review
April 2009 Honorable Mention Baseball Season Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum
April 2009 Honorable Mention Red Romance Dancing Allen Fogel SplashHall Poetry
May 2009 First Place Mariposa Tim Blighton Desert Moon Review
May 2009 Second Place Evidence Hanging on a Rusty Nail Brian J. Mackay Moontown Cafe
May 2009 Third Place The Marsh at Dusk Steve Meador FreeWrights Peer Review
May 2009 Honorable Mention Dad Never Read Novels Christopher T. George FreeWrights Peer Review
May 2009 Honorable Mention The absence of spaces between words Alexandre Nodopaka Pen Shells
May 2009 Honorable Mention Her obituary picture will look nothing like her Alex Stolis Wild Poetry Forum
June 2009 First Place you think you’ve seen everything Justin Hyde Salty Dreams
June 2009 Second Place Castle Hawk Brian Edwards The Poets' Graves
June 2009 Third Place 5 o’clock Divina Pen Shells
June 2009 Honorable Mention The Sweat Lodge, As I Know It Steve Meador FreeWrights Peer Review
June 2009 Honorable Mention Angling Allen M. Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
June 2009 Honorable Mention The Big Easy Bernard Hamel About Poetry Forum
July 2009 First Place The Day the Egrets Came Calling Christopher T. George The Writer's Block
July 2009 Second Place (tie) Nothing to Discuss Guy Kettelhack About Poetry Forum
July 2009 Second Place (tie) I am Dying Afghanistan Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
July 2009 Honorable Mention At a Mall in Bangkok Marc-André Germain Mosaic Musings
July 2009 Honorable Mention Bereavement Sylvia Evelyn Maclagan Mosaic Musings
July 2009 Honorable Mention Der Busant Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
July 2009 Honorable Mention Old Women Farming Rice Brian Edwards The Poets' Graves
July 2009 Honorable Mention Offertory Red Richard Stillman The Poets' Graves
July 2009 Honorable Mention on phil jackson’s tenth championship Jonathan Muggleston The Town
July 2009 Honorable Mention The Rebuttal Sachi Nag The Writer's Block
July 2009 Honorable Mention Stephanie Kathleen Vibbert Wild Poetry Forum
August 2009 First Place Smoke and Mirrors Antonia Clark The Waters
August 2009 Second Place (tie) Doris Gray pictures regret Jennifer Bennett conjunction
August 2009 Second Place (tie) Migrations Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
August 2009 Second Place (tie) Toad Festival Connie DeDona Blueline
August 2009 Highly Commended Ice mignon ledgard conjunction
August 2009 Highly Commended Island Judy Thompson The Town
August 2009 Highly Commended my name is river Derek Richard Wild Poetry Forum
August 2009 Highly Commended Oils of Soft Fingers S. Thomas Summers The Writer's Block
August 2009 Honorable Mention true romance in black and white Alex Stolis Wild Poetry Forum
August 2009 Honorable Mention Surgery at 14 Timothy Blighton Desert Moon Review
August 2009 Honorable Mention tasting the blade Pam O'Shaughnessy criticalpoet.org
September 2009 First Place We Burned Incense Judy Swann The Waters
September 2009 Second Place The Secret Life Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
September 2009 Third Place (tie) On Waking I Think of Winter Sarah Sloat Desert Moon Review
September 2009 Third Place (tie) (untitled) Matt Moseman conjunction
September 2009 Third Place (tie) Illegal #2 Sergio Ortiz Wild Poetry Forum
September 2009 Honorable Mention Acquired Tastes Allen M. Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
September 2009 Honorable Mention air poem Divina criticalpoet.org
September 2009 Honorable Mention Bird-dog, Bird-dog Margaret Hemme The Waters
October 2009 First Place Rain Anna Yin Pen Shells
October 2009 Second Place Forbidden Lullaby Walter Schwim Mosaic Musings
October 2009 Third Place Without salt Mandy Pannett The Write Idea
October 2009 Honorable Mention Bills and Yet More Bills Christopher T. George FreeWrights Peer Review
November 2009 First Place Certain in my Immortality – 1947 Alice Folkart Blueline
November 2009 Second Place String theory (Shrodinger’s coffin) Jessica Haynes Moontown Cafe
November 2009 Third Place Clothespin Sarah J. Sloat Desert Moon Review
November 2009 Honorable Mention ‘Appy ‘Our Stuart Ryder The Poets' Graves
December 2009 First Place Manufactured to Perform C. Albert criticalpoet.org
December 2009 Second Place Night Sepia Tim J. Brennan About Poetry Forum
December 2009 Third Place Searching Witt Wittman SplashHall Poetry
December 2009 Honorable Mention Tree Planting Christine J. Schiff About Poetry Forum
January 2010 First Place Eureka Springs Jude Goodwin The Waters
January 2010 Second Place Snow Judy Swann The Waters
January 2010 Third Place Tiger, Tiger Mitchell Geller Desert Moon Review
January 2010 Honorable Mention Wig Michael Harty Wild Poetry Forum
January 2010 Honorable Mention Takazumi Bren Lyons criticalpoet.org
January 2010 Honorable Mention Post Apocalypse in Polo Park Don Schaeffer Pen Shells
February 2010 First Place What Jude Goodwin The Waters
February 2010 Second Place A Question of Nakedness Melanie Firth Wild Poetry Forum
February 2010 Third Place Absence of Detail Debbie Calverley criticalpoet.org
February 2010 Honorable Mention Ars Poetica #7 Tim Blighton Desert Moon Review
February 2010 Honorable Mention O be Joyful Judy Swann The Waters
February 2010 Honorable Mention Triolet on a Line by Billy Collins Antonia Clark The Waters
March 2010 First Place Eden in Winter Russel Smith The Write Idea
March 2010 Second Place nettles riff nettles the big tree Steve Parker criticalpoet.org
March 2010 Third Place Everything will be permitted, nothing will be desired Laura Ring Wild Poetry Forum
March 2010 Honorable Mention Lot Richard Moorhead Wild Poetry Forum
March 2010 Honorable Mention The First Cut Lana Wiltshire Campbell Blueline Poetry
March 2010 Honorable Mention Comfort Cynthia Neely The Waters
March 2010 Honorable Mention Song for the Ghost of Gabriel Gomez Emily Brink The Writers Block
April 2010 First Place Here With You Laurel K. Dodge The Writer's Block
April 2010 Second Place Ouija Lois P. Jones Pen Shells
April 2010 Third Place Caring For Your Gimp Henry Shifrin Wild Poetry Forum
April 2010 Highly Commended My Neighbor, Only a Name On a Mailbox Bernard Henrie The Waters
April 2010 Highly Commended Queen of the Road Alice Folkart Blueline Poetry
April 2010 Highly Commended ‘serPina biNary Carmela Cohen conjunction
April 2010 Highly Commended tetelestai Michael Virga The Writer's Block
April 2010 Highly Commended Today at the Ranch Steve Meador FreeWrights Peer Review
April 2010 Highly Commended Daily Thought Kay Vibbert FreeWrights Peer Review
May 2010 First Place Somewhere the Sun Is Shining R. L. Crowther conjunction
May 2010 Second Place A Woman’s Fetish Lise Whidden criticalpoet.org
May 2010 Third Place After Baltimore Ron Lavalette The Waters
May 2010 Highly Commended Blood on Draft Files, Baltimore, 1967 Christopher T. George FreeWright's Peer Review
May 2010 Highly Commended Blues and green Elodie Pritchartt The Town
May 2010 Highly Commended Dust Sparkles in the Night Julie Corbett The Write Idea
May 2010 Highly Commended Godiva’s Horse Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
May 2010 Highly Commended Harley’s Calf William Dixon Tin Roof Alley Poets
May 2010 Highly Commended My next film… John Glennon Poets' Graves
May 2010 Highly Commended Scalpel Richard Moorhead Wild Poetry Forum
May 2010 Highly Commended Today I Was Her Dad Though Tonight She Asks Me Where The Man Is Who Raked Leaves Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
May 2010 Highly Commended What This Poem Will Do Mignon Ariel King The Waters
June 2010 First Place A lesson on multiplication Judy Kaber The Waters
June 2010 Second Place (tie) history of the kite riff Steve Parker criticalpoet.org
June 2010 Second Place (tie) Weasel Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
June 2010 Third Place Glass David Callin Poets' Graves
June 2010 Honorable Mention After Running Over the Neighbor’s Dog Fred Longworth Wild Poetry Forum
June 2010 Honorable Mention anorak Carmela Cohen conjunction
June 2010 Honorable Mention Father Brian Lowry criticalpoet.org
June 2010 Honorable Mention St. Hilda Home Julie Corbett The Write Idea
June 2010 Honorable Mention yeah man snap snap like that William Dixon Smith Tin Roof Alley Poets
July 2010 First Place Dreams: mobile Petra Klein Salty Dreams
July 2010 Second Place Pantone 1665 C. Ben Johnson The Poets' Graves
July 2010 Third Place Bone-Song Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
August 2010 First Place The Catch C.J. Costello The Poets' Graves
August 2010 Second Place A Quieting Michael Harty Wild Poetry Forum
August 2010 Third Place Natural Selections Michelle Beth Cronk Poetry Circle
September 2010 First Place Ways to Paint a Woman Lois P. Jones PenShells
September 2010 Second Place Her Quinceañera Lynn Doiron Poetry Circle
September 2010 Third Place Ethics Helmuth Filipowitsch Wild Poetry Forum
October 2010 First Place Chichicapa, Mexico Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
October 2010 Second Place Iowa Born Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
October 2010 Third Place God War T. Obatala About Poetry Forum
November 2010 First Place Hush Jude Goodwin The Waters
November 2010 Second Place Doors Beneath Their Signs Larry Jordan PoetryCircle
November 2010 Third Place I Could Cry But I Don’t Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
December 2010 First Place Giant Cockroaches Mignon Ledgard The Writer's Block
December 2010 Second Place A New Cartography Mandy Pannett The Write Idea
December 2010 Third Place Run Cynthia Neely Desert Moon Review
January 2011 First Place Infield Chatter Michael Harty Wild Poetry Forum
January 2011 Second Place Death Artist Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
January 2011 Third Place The Borrow Pit Allen M. Weber Muse Motel
January 2011 Honorable Mention Pack Ice Bernard Henrie The Waters
January 2011 Honorable Mention The Forgetting Water Brenda Levy-Tate PenShells
February 2011 First Place Exile Lois P. Jones PenShells
February 2011 Second Place Green Holly Man New Year, 2011 Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
February 2011 Third Place the necromancer Milner Place PoetryCircle
February 2011 Honorable Mention House of Ash Mignon Ledgard conjunction
March 2011 First Place Best after frost Mandy Pannett The Write Idea
March 2011 Second Place Two Doves Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
March 2011 Third Place Middle-Aged Man Photographed In Zion Bernard Henrie The Writer's Block
March 2011 Honorable Mention Feed the Snake Michael Creighton The Waters
April 2011 First Place Motown Layover E. Russell Smith The Write Idea
April 2011 Second Place Papa Yolanda Calderon-Horn The Writers Block
April 2011 Third Place Advice to Self in Guise of Other Fred Longworth Wild Poetry Forum
May 2011 First Place Ophelia Speaks Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
May 2011 Second Place brief Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
May 2011 Third Place End of the Road David Durham PenShells
June 2011 First Place Natural Alchemy Michael LaForge PenShells
June 2011 Second Place Tonight the Pendulum Still Swings Tina Hoffman Muse Motel
June 2011 Third Place Listening to a teen poetry slam on NPR Mike Talbert The Town
July 2011 First Place In the Waiting Room Greta Bolger The Waters
July 2011 Second Place A Scarecrow Speaks to its Maker Teresa White Wild Poetry Forum
July 2011 Third Place put on your suit face James Browning Kepple conjunction
July 2011 Honorable Mention Shell Game Fred Longworth PenShells
August 2011 First Place Section 8 Opie DeLetta Wild Poetry Forum
August 2011 Second Place Solstice Allen M. Weber Desert Moon Review
August 2011 Third Place Ode to What Settles Toni Clark The Waters
September 2011 First Place Boys Allen M. Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
September 2011 Second Place The Unfinished Ice Cream John Wilks The Write Idea
September 2011 Third Place insu mni ac John Eivaz PenShells
October 2011 First Place That and a Dime Will Get You a Cup of Coffee Sue Kay Wild Poetry Forum
October 2011 Second Place In the Beginning Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
October 2011 Third Place at a foodbank Dan Flore The Writers Block
November 2011 First Place Eating Crow Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
November 2011 Second Place Hurricane Weather Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
November 2011 Third Place Melody Allen Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
December 2011 First Place One Belongs to Giving Susan Katz conjunction
December 2011 Second Place The Lessons Jim Zola The Waters
December 2011 Third Place flight Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
January 2012 First Place A Bedtime Story Terreson Delectable Mnts
January 2012 Second Place (tie) Hardwood Autumn Allen M. Weber Muse Motel
January 2012 Second Place (tie) Matryoshka Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
January 2012 Third Place The Cantu Series Zeke E. Sanchez Delectable Mnts
January 2012 Honorable Mention You may misunderstand Cherryl E. Garner criticalpoet.net
January 2012 Honorable Mention In the Night Still Dark Jim Zola The Waters
February 2012 First Place Jane Mitchell Geller Desert Moon Review
February 2012 Second Place Death left you a voicemail B.A. Stites conjunction
February 2012 Third Place Domestic Allen Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
February 2012 Honorable Mention Chauvet Cave Don Schaeffer & Alex Nodopaka PenShells
February 2012 Honorable Mention For Leo Dale McLain PoetryCircle
February 2012 Honorable Mention I Thought I Would Say Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum
March 2012 First Place The Lost Daughter Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
March 2012 Second Place Mood Indigo Allen Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
March 2012 Third Place (Tie) this poem is not about the charity of the dead, Brenda Morisse Wild Poetry Forum
March 2012 Third Place (Tie) All Love Is Outlaw John Wilks The Write Idea
March 2012 Honorable Mention Cocooned Cynthia Neely Desert Moon Review
March 2012 Honorable Mention Across Europe and beyond Divina PenShells
April 2012 First Place Drought Sue Kay Pen Shells
April 2012 Second Place (Tie) The Roofer Stays Up Jim Zola The Waters
April 2012 Second Place (Tie) Yard Work Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
April 2012 Third Place How is Florida treating you? Best, Jim Susan Katz conjunction
April 2012 Honorable Mention First Kiss at Fifty John Wilks The Write Idea
May 2012 First Place Dry season Judy Kaber The Waters
May 2012 Second Place Front Range Steve Meador FreeWrights Peer Review
May 2012 Third Place (Tie) Perfect Hugh Anderson Desert Moon Review
May 2012 Third Place (Tie) Stormland Fred Longworth PenShells
May 2012 Honorable Mention a note to ms clifton Kiwanda Paul PoetryCircle
June 2012 First Place Foxfire Lois P. Jones PenShells
June 2012 Second Place No Cover Jane Wilcken Wild Poetry Forum
June 2012 Third Place Somewhere in Our Past Billy Howell-Sinnard The Waters
July 2012 First Place This Could Be Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum
July 2012 Second Place Kodaikanal Sivakami Velliangiri The Writer's Block
July 2012 Third Place Night Music E. Russell Smith The Write Idea
August 2012 First Place Zoological Fred Longworth PenShells
August 2012 Second Place The Battle of Lac Baptiste Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
August 2012 Third Place On a Line from the Collection “November” by Sean O’Brien Rick Storey Desert Moon Review
September 2012 First Place Eating the Black Dog Fred Longworth The Write Idea
September 2012 Second Place The mail comes Catherine Whiteley Wild Poetry Forum
September 2012 Third Place Walking Through Chicory Christopher T. George FreeWrights Peer Review
October 2012 First Place An almost kiss Henry L. Shifrin Wild Poetry Forum
October 2012 Second Place The Gray Wolf Douglas Pugh The Write Idea
October 2012 Third Place The Butterfly Effect Chris Freifeld Delectable Mnts
November 2012 First Place Rain Taxi Bernard Henrie PenShells
November 2012 Second Place Experimenting with Molotov Cocktails Steve Meador FreeWrights Peer Review
November 2012 Third Place I don’t Michael Virga Writer's Block
December 2012 First Place Dying in Jerusalem Daniel Abelman conjunction
December 2012 Second Place Eating a Bruised Bosc Pear on Armistice Day Christopher T. George FreeWrights Peer Review
December 2012 Third Place I Used to Miss My Tail Alison Armstrong-Webber The Waters
January 2013 First Place Down the Street Fred Longworth The Waters
January 2013 Second Place for what is given Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
January 2013 Third Place An A-Z of fruit: A for Apricots Marilyn Francis The Write Idea
January 2013 Honorable Mention Christmas, Connecticut, 1960 Christopher T. George Desert Moon Review
February 2013 First Place Gretel Grows Up Teresa White Wild Poetry Forum
February 2013 Second Place Parable Allen Weber conjunction
February 2013 Third Place The One Kendall Witherspoon The Waters
March 2013 First Place Altoona Dale Patterson conjunction
March 2013 Second Place Hansel Ties the Knot Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
March 2013 Third Place Tool Shed Arlin Buyert Wild Poetry Forum
March 2013 Honorable Mention And Maybe Sleep Fred Longworth PenShells
April 2013 First Place Requiescat in Pace Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
April 2013 Second Place Nevada, U.S. Highway 6 Kim Cassidy Wild Poetry Forum
April 2013 Third Place The rising song of you Jude Goodwin The Waters
May 2013 First Place A Trail of Bodies Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
May 2013 Second Place For the men Judy Kaber The Waters
May 2013 Third Place The Atheist’s Demise Fred Longworth Muse Motel
June 2013 First Place Yellowknife Helm Filipowitsch Babilu
June 2013 Second Place Folk Remedy Allen Weber FreeWrights Peer Review
June 2013 Third Place Describing Blue to My Colorblind Friend Teresa White Wild Poetry Forum
July 2013 First Place The Portrait of Vladimir Ilyitch Lenin Alex Nodopaka Muse Motel
July 2013 Second Place awake Yeshurun! Daniel Abelman conjunction
July 2013 Third Place The England I love John Wilks The Write Idea
August 2013 First Place The Grail Is Both A Cauldron And A Spear John Wilks The Write Idea
August 2013 Second Place 1929 Bernard Henrie The Waters
August 2013 Third Place Flash in the Pan Walter Schwim Mosaic Musings
September 2013 First Place Wards Penguin Wild Poetry Forum
September 2013 Second Place Why I’m not a Monk Laurie Byro Babilu
September 2013 Third Place The Call R.C. James Babilu
October 2013 First Place Sunday Mourning Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
October 2013 Second Place Tireless Hunt for Food at Safeway Bernard Henrie Muse Motel
October 2013 Third Place Debussy’s Music Guy Kettelhack Wild Poetry Forum
November 2013 First Place The Legend of the Green Man Christopher T. George FreeWrights Peer Review
November 2013 Second Place In Mission Trails Wilderness Park Fred Longworth PenShells
November 2013 Third Place We Give Back What We Cannot Keep Jim Zola The Waters
November 2013 Honorable Mention Destiny’s Physics Guy Kettelhack Wild Poetry Forum
December 2013 First Place A Survivor at Paddington Station Marilyn Francis The Write Idea
December 2013 Second Place near winter Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
December 2013 Third Place Grand Canyon, North Rim Lois P. Jones PenShells
December 2013 Honorable Mention The Epicures Gerry Callaghan The Write Idea
January 2014 First Place The Bell Alison Armstrong-Webber The Waters
January 2014 Second Place Badlands Gail Moran Wawrzyniack The Write Idea
January 2014 Third Place About George and his Feeding a Street Rat Alex Nodopaka PenShells
January 2014 Honorable Mention Madonna of the Snows Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
February 2014 First Place Box of Stars Jim Zola The Waters
February 2014 Second Place Lexington and 83rd Street Bernard Henrie conjunction
February 2014 Third Place The Family Bible Tina Hoffman Desert Moon Review
February 2014 Honorable Mention Petit Choux Alison Armstrong-Webber The Waters
March 2014 First Place Postcards to Samsara Lois P. Jones PenShells
March 2014 Second Place tower Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
March 2014 Third Place Dog in Winter Hugh Anderson Desert Moon Review
March 2014 Honorable Mention Not a Natural Disaster Siva Ramanathan The Writer's Block
April 2014 First Place in an open field Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
April 2014 Second Place Archimedes Palimpsest E. Russell Smith The Write Idea
April 2014 Third Place The Tuning Fork’s Addiction Lois P. Jones PenShells
April 2014 Honorable Mention Anger Sergio Ortiz Wild Poetry Forum
April 2014 Honorable Mention Snow Bees Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
May 2014 First Place Sunshine Court Judy Kaber The Waters
May 2014 Second Place How to Turn a Mountain into a Molehill Greta Bolger The Waters
May 2014 Third Place The Snow Angel Laurie Byro Babilu
June 2014 First Place [“Dark Nipple of the Figs”] Ryan Laks The Writer's Block
June 2014 Second Place Mosquitoes Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum
June 2014 Third Place Riding Out the Night Sergio Ortiz Wild Poetry Forum
June 2014 Honorable Mention Social Structure Helm Filipowitsch Babilu
July 2014 First Place Letter to a Friend Long Dead Marty Bradley Wild Poetry Forum
July 2014 Second Place Green Goddess Siva Ramanathan The Writer's Block
July 2014 Third Place Why You Taught Me Loving in a Way That Feels Like Hate Midnight Moon Wild Poetry Forum
August 2014 First Place Wintry Peacock Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
August 2014 Second Place The House on Limestone Street Shawn Nacona The Waters
August 2014 Third Place Vanessa and Vietnam Greta Bolger The Waters
September 2014 First Place Of Course Christine Potter The Waters
September 2014 Second Place To a Dead Father Judy Kaber The Waters
September 2014 Third Place Three Strands of Barb Rebecca Van Camp Wild Poetry Forum
September 2014 Honorable Mention Exodus Shawn Nacona Babilu
October 2014 First Place Midway Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
October 2014 Second Place La Bocca della Verita Lois P. Jones PenShells
October 2014 Third Place Noon Witches Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
November 2014 First Place Vanishing Shawn Nacona Stroud Desert Moon Review
November 2014 Second Place Beyond Repair Gerry Callaghan The Write Idea
November 2014 Third Place disrobing the ghost Michael Virga The Writer's Block
December 2014 First Place What more could I do with wild words? Judy Kaber The Waters
December 2014 Second Place hospice nurse Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
December 2014 Third Place and then there was the day even words were gone Cate Wild Poetry Forum
January 2015 First Place Mama Carving Terry Ofner The Waters
January 2015 Second Place All Things Want To Tell The Truth But Can’t Lisa Megraw Wild Poetry Forum
January 2015 Third Place Eden and Other Places Gerry Callaghan The Write Idea
February 2015 First Place José y Maria Greta Bolger The Waters
February 2015 Second Place The Improbabilities of Flight Dale Patterson PenShells
February 2015 Third Place Born with a Burden Lee Crowell Wild Poetry Forum
March 2015 First Place Why He Married A Younger Woman Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
March 2015 Second Place Learning to See Terry Ofner The Waters
March 2015 Third Place Rag and Bone Man Anne Hamlett The Write Idea
April 2015 First Place 27 Rue de Fleurus Laurie Byro Babilu
April 2015 Second Place Storage Lockers of the Insane Peter Halpin Wild Poetry Forum
April 2015 Third Place Politics Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
May 2015 First Place Hibakusha Christine Potter The Waters
May 2015 Second Place Poet Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
May 2015 Third Place The Accident Kendall Witherspoon The Waters
June 2015 First Place De Montmartre à Montparnasse Sue Kay Pen Shells
June 2015 Second Place Istanbul Secrets Julene T. Weaver Babilu
June 2015 Third Place Confusion of the Moment John Eivaz The Waters
July 2015 First Place Ramadan Bernard Henrie The Waters
July 2015 Second Place Lights Near Adler Planetarium Dale Patterson The Waters
July 2015 Third Place when I had the ice cube trays half filled Dan Flore III Babilu
August 2015 First Place Aschenputtel And Her Sisters John Wilks The Write Idea
August 2015 Second Place A father like mine Greta Bolger The Waters
August 2015 Third Place The First Nine Months Jim Fowler Babilu
August 2015 Honorable Mention To the Son I Never Had Kendall Witherspoon The Waters
September 2015 First Place Why I can’t stop myself being in love with staying up so late Alison Armstrong-Webber The Waters
September 2015 Second Place Thunderstorm Grass Helm Filipowitsch Babilu
September 2015 Third Place Overgrown Road Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum
September 2015 Honorable Mention Baskets of Severed Hands Christopher T. George Desert Moon Review
October 2015 First Place Clutter Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
October 2015 Second Place Glosa: Maps impossible to refold Esther Murer The Waters
October 2015 Third Place On The Buses Marilyn Francis The Write Idea
October 2015 Honorable Mention Blue on Blue Room (1901) Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
November 2015 First Place Woman With a Hat (1905) Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
November 2015 Second Place to the poem with glue on its feet and a patch over its eye Brenda Morisse Wild Poetry Forum
November 2015 Third Place Urban Crows Ieuan ap Hywel The Writer's Block
November 2015 Honorable Mention In Your Absence Jim Zola The Waters
December 2015 First Place Sailor and Young Wife Judy Kaber The Waters
December 2015 Second Place Memory Lisa Megraw Wild Poetry Forum
December 2015 Third Place November’s Window Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
December 2015 Honorable Mention to return we must all go into the wind Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
January 2016 First Place To a Fox in a Leg-hold Trap Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
January 2016 Second Place a Thanksgiving Poem by Lemondrop Johnson Jim Doss Wild Poetry Forum
January 2016 Third Place written in lilac ink Margaret Hemme The Waters
January 2016 Honorable Mention Changing Seasons Peter Halpin Wild Poetry Forum
February 2016 Dove Cottage J.J. Williamson PenShells
February 2016 Second Place Snowdrops Growing Wild Near the Barn Lisa Megraw Wild Poetry Forum
February 2016 Third Place Zipline Greta Bolger The Waters
February 2016 Honorable Mention Spring Came Early Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
March 2016 First Place Echoes Hugh Anderson Desert Moon Review
March 2016 Second Place In Limbo Paul A. Freeman The Write Idea
March 2016 Third Place California Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum
March 2016 Honorable Mention For When You Wake Siva Ramanathan The Writer's Block
April 2016 First Place Saying the Unsayable Billy Howell-Sinnard The Writer's Block
April 2016 Second Place The Price of Wool John J. Williamson PenShells
April 2016 Third Place Elvis Midnight Moon Wild Poetry Forum
April 2016 Honorable Mention The Grave Digger of Lesbos Christopher T. George Desert Moon Review
April 2016 Honorable Mention A Fox as Fey Totem Laurie Byro Babilu
May 2016 First Place The Potato Eaters (1885) Ieuan ap Hywel The Writer's Block
May 2016 Second Place Looking at Manhattan from the Tappan Zee Bridge Christine Potter The Waters
May 2016 Third Place Ocean Terry Ofner The Waters
May 2016 Honorable Mention Watching Dad John J. Williamson PenShells
May 2016 Honorable Mention Flowering Chestnut Trees, Auschwitz Bob Bradshaw The Waters
May 2016 Honorable Mention Marmota Monax Remembered Jim Fowler Babilu
June 2016 First Place Close-Hauled Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
June 2016 Second Place Blade Jim Zola The Waters
June 2016 Third Place Trousered Women Ieuan ap Hywel The Writer's Block
June 2016 Honorable Mention A Place So Far From Here MidnightMoon Wild Poetry Forum
July 2016 First Place Vestiges RC James Babilu
July 2016 Second Place A Docent’s Guide to the Collection Russ Smith Babilu
July 2016 Third Place The Deaths of Saint Winefride John J. Williamson PenShells
August 2016 First Place Longfellow Bob Bradshaw The Writer's Block
August 2016 Second Place When the Starfish Gathered John J. Williamson PenShells
August 2016 Third Place 1432 South Limestone Street Shawn Nacona Stroud Desert Moon Review
September 2016 First Place Starry Night Over the Rhone Bob Bradshaw The Waters
September 2016 Second Place Nighthawks Terry Ofner The Waters
September 2016 Third Place Atlantic Giant Jim Fowler Babilu
October 2016 First Place A Brief History of Blood Teresa White Wild Poetry Forum
October 2016 Second Place Passage as Pantoum RC James Babilu
October 2016 Third Place Grandmother’s Avvakai Siva Ramanathan The Writer's Block
October 2016 Honorable Mention A Poem for Ash Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
October 2016 Honorable Mention Mosquito Lagoon Shawn Nacona Stroud Desert Moon Review
October 2016 Honorable Mention In The Pavilion Terry Ofner The Waters
October 2016 Honorable Mention Lines Drawn in Water Alison Armstrong-Webber The Waters
October 2016 Honorable Mention How Did It Go Bob Bradshaw The Writer's Block
November 2016 First Place For Ann Lovett Christopher T. George Desert Moon Review
November 2016 Second Place Still Life with Oranges (II) Lisa Megraw Wild Poetry Forum
November 2016 Third Place Corona Borealis Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
December 2016 First Place Outside of the World Lois P. Jones PenShells
December 2016 Second Place November Antonia Clark The Waters
December 2016 Third Place Colours of War Paul A. Freeman The Write Idea
December 2016 Honorable Mention Jackie Christopher T. George Desert Moon Review
January 2017 First Place Analemma Brenda Levy Tate PenShells
January 2017 Second Place Sparrow Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
January 2017 Third Place ALS Billy Howell-Sinnard The Waters
January 2017 Honorable Mention The Outside of Enough Ray Wild Poetry Forum
February 2017 First Place To Lisa Fred Longworth PenShells
February 2017 Second Place The Vestal Lady of Venice Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
February 2017 Third Place Tibet Bob Bradshaw The Waters
February 2017 Honorable Mention Elegy for Michael John J. Williamson PenShells
February 2017 Honorable Mention Aja Monet Reads at the Washington Women’s March RC James Babilu
March 2017 First Place Mountain Church Larrau Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review
March 2017 Second Place It’s a Wonderful Life Brandon Sergio Ortiz The Waters
March 2017 Third Place The Quiet Work Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum
March 2017 Honorable Mention This is How Death Comes Laura Ring Wild Poetry Forum