IBPC Winning Poems: 2007-Present


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Daniel Abelman Dying in Jerusalem conjunction First Place December 2012
Daniel Abelman awake Yeshurun! conjunction Second Place July 2013
Elodie Ackerman Cherry Grove The Town Honorable Mention July 2007
Elodie Ackerman Afterglow The Town First Place October 2007
C. Albert Manufactured to Perform criticalpoet.org First Place December 2009
Tom Allen Sleep poets.org Honorable Mention July 2008
Hugh Anderson Perfect Desert Moon Review Third Place (Tie) May 2012
Hugh Anderson Dog in Winter Desert Moon Review Third Place March 2014
Hugh Anderson Echoes Desert Moon Review First Place March 2016
Beverleigh Gail Annegarn Zambezi Storm Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention September 2008
Ieuan ap Hywel Urban Crows The Writer's Block Third Place November 2015
Ieuan ap Hywel Trousered Women The Writer's Block Third Place June 2016
Alison Armstrong-Webber Lines Drawn in Water The Waters Honorable Mention October 2016
Alison Armstrong-Webber I Used to Miss My Tail The Waters Third Place December 2012
Alison Armstrong-Webber The Bell The Waters First Place January 2014
Alison Armstrong-Webber Petit Choux The Waters Honorable Mention February 2014
Ashura Debris Pen Shells Third Place October 2008
Ken Ashworth Roots The Writer's Block Third Place July 2008
Linda Balboni Time Gone Cold Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention December 2007
Daniel Barlow Bird Caller The Maelstrom Third Place April 2007
Sandy Benitez Surviving the Ugly SplashHall Poetry Third Place August 2008
Jennifer Bennett Doris Gray pictures regret conjunction Second Place (tie) August 2009
Alison Armstrong-Webber Why I can’t stop myself being in love with staying up so late The Waters First Place September 2015
Gary Blankenship Songs from Stephen King’s Knapsack III: Insomnia Blueline Honorable Mention June 2007
Gary Blankenship After Howl III — Rockin’ the Ages Wild Poetry Forum First Place August 2007
Tim Blighton Mariposa Desert Moon Review First Place May 2009
Tim Blighton Ars Poetica #7 Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention February 2010
Timothy Blighton Surgery at 14 Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention August 2009
Greta Bolger Milk Noodle The Waters First Place December 2008
Greta Bolger In the Waiting Room The Waters First Place July 2011
Greta Bolger How to Turn a Mountain into a Molehill The Waters Second Place May 2014
Greta Bolger Vanessa and Vietnam The Waters Third Place August 2014
Greta Bolger José y Maria The Waters First Place February 2015
Greta Bolger A father like mine The Waters Second Place August 2015
Greta Bolger Zipline The Waters Third Place February 2016
Jana Bouma Caisa Thorbjornsdotter Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention March 2007
Marty Bradley Letter to a Friend Long Dead Wild Poetry Forum First Place July 2014
Bob Bradshaw Flowering Chestnut Trees, Auschwitz The Waters Honorable Mention May 2016
Bob Bradshaw Longfellow The Writer's Block First Place August 2016
Bob Bradshaw Starry Night Over the Rhone The Waters First Place September 2016
Bob Bradshaw How Did It Go The Writer's Block Honorable Mention October 2016
Bob Bradshaw Tibet The Waters Third Place February 2017
Brandon Haul The Maelstrom Honorable Mention July 2007
Tim J. Brennan A Good Day to Die About Poetry Forum Third Place October 2007
Tim J. Brennan Night Sepia About Poetry Forum Second Place December 2009
Emily Brink Evening Prayer The Writer's Block Honorable Mention December 2008
Emily Brink Czarny Polewka (Black Soup) The Writer's Block First Place April 2009
Emily Brink Song for the Ghost of Gabriel Gomez The Writers Block Honorable Mention March 2010
Laurie Byro The Snow Angel Babilu Third Place May 2014
Christopher T. George Bills and Yet More Bills FreeWrights Peer Review Honorable Mention October 2009
Arlin Buyert Tool Shed Wild Poetry Forum Third Place March 2013
Laurie Byro Wolf Dreams Desert Moon Review First Place January 2007
Laurie Byro The Rival Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention February 2007
Laurie Byro The Bird Artists About Poetry Forum First Place March 2007
Laurie Byro Rapunzel at 49 Learns to Dance the Tarantella Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention June 2007
Laurie Byro My Mother’s Bones Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention December 2007
Laurie Byro Stoma About Poetry Forum Honorable Mention February 2008
Laurie Byro Living in the Body of a Firefly Desert Moon Review 2nd Place August 2008
Laurie Byro Snake Song Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention September 2008
Laurie Byro Dinner With the Ghost of Rilke Desert Moon Review Third Place January 2009
Laurie Byro Virginia Sings Back To the Stones In Her Pockets Desert Moon Review Second Place February 2009
Laurie Byro Der Busant Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention July 2009
Laurie Byro The Secret Life Desert Moon Review Second Place September 2009
Laurie Byro Godiva’s Horse Desert Moon Review Highly Commended May 2010
Laurie Byro Weasel Desert Moon Review Second Place (tie) June 2010
Laurie Byro Bone-Song Desert Moon Review Third Place July 2010
Laurie Byro Green Holly Man New Year, 2011 Desert Moon Review Second Place February 2011
Laurie Byro Two Doves Desert Moon Review Second Place March 2011
Laurie Byro Ophelia Speaks Desert Moon Review First Place May 2011
Laurie Byro Eating Crow Desert Moon Review First Place November 2011
Laurie Byro The Lost Daughter Desert Moon Review First Place March 2012
Laurie Byro Hansel Ties the Knot Desert Moon Review Second Place March 2013
Laurie Byro Why I’m not a Monk Babilu Second Place September 2013
Laurie Byro Snow Bees Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention April 2014
Laurie Byro Wintry Peacock Desert Moon Review First Place August 2014
Laurie Byro Noon Witches Desert Moon Review Third Place October 2014
Laurie Byro 27 Rue de Fleurus Babilu First Place April 2015
Laurie Byro Blue on Blue Room (1901) Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention October 2015
Laurie Byro Woman With a Hat (1905) Desert Moon Review First Place November 2015
Laurie Byro A Fox as Fey Totem Babilu Honorable Mention April 2016
Laurie Byro A Poem for Ash Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention October 2016
Laurie Byro Sparrow Desert Moon Review Second Place January 2017
Laurie Byro The Vestal Lady of Venice Desert Moon Review Second Place February 2017
Laurie Byro Mountain Church Larrau Desert Moon Review First Place March 2017
Laurie Byro The Aging Magician Speaks to His Reflection Desert Moon Review Third Place July 2017
Linda E. Cable Feast of Disappointments Wild Poetry Forum First Place July 2008
Linda E. Cable Compression SplashHall Poetry Honorable Mention October 2008
Yolanda Calderon-Horn Papa The Writers Block Second Place April 2011
Yolanda Calderon-Horn The Sandwich Hour New Cafe Second Place May 2007
Yolanda Calderon-Horn The Cardiologist Has a Word with Us The Town Third Place January 2008
Gerry Callaghan The Epicures The Write Idea Honorable Mention December 2013
Gerry Callaghan Beyond Repair The Write Idea Second Place November 2014
Gerry Callaghan Eden and Other Places The Write Idea Third Place January 2015
David Callin Glass Poets' Graves Third Place June 2010
Debbie Calverley Absence of Detail criticalpoet.org Third Place February 2010
Lana Wiltshire Campbell The First Cut Blueline Poetry Honorable Mention March 2010
Kim Cassidy Nevada, U.S. Highway 6 Wild Poetry Forum Second Place April 2013
Cate and then there was the day even words were gone Wild Poetry Forum Third Place December 2014
Richard Chase Seeking Duende Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention July 2017
Antonia Clark Convalescence The Waters Second Place October 2008
Antonia Clark Smoke and Mirrors The Waters First Place August 2009
Antonia Clark Triolet on a Line by Billy Collins The Waters Honorable Mention February 2010
Antonia Clark November The Waters Second Place December 2016
Toni Clark Ode to What Settles The Waters Third Place August 2011
Carmela Cohen ‘serPina biNary conjunction Highly Commended April 2010
Carmela Cohen anorak conjunction Honorable Mention June 2010
Carla Conway It The Critical Poet Honorable Mention May 2007
Brenda Nixon Cook Super Nova Pen Shells Honorable Mention August 2007
Julie Corbett Dust Sparkles in the Night The Write Idea Highly Commended May 2010
Julie Corbett St. Hilda Home The Write Idea Honorable Mention June 2010
Maryann Corbett Crossing at Night The Waters Third Place December 2007
C.J. Costello The Catch The Poets' Graves First Place August 2010
Michael Creighton Ache The Waters First Place October 2008
Michael Creighton Feed the Snake The Waters Honorable Mention March 2011
Michelle Beth Cronk Natural Selections Poetry Circle Third Place August 2010
Lee Crowell Born with a Burden Wild Poetry Forum Third Place February 2015
R. L. Crowther Somewhere the Sun Is Shining conjunction First Place May 2010
Connie DeDona Toad Festival Blueline Second Place (tie) August 2009
Opie DeLetta Section 8 Wild Poetry Forum First Place August 2011
Elizabeth DiBenedetto Masked Artwork Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention April 2007
Divina 5 o’clock Pen Shells Third Place June 2009
Divina air poem criticalpoet.org Honorable Mention September 2009
Divina Across Europe and beyond PenShells Honorable Mention March 2012
William Dixon Harley’s Calf Tin Roof Alley Poets Highly Commended May 2010
Laurel K. Dodge Insatiable MiPoesias Honorable Mention July 2007
Laurel K. Dodge A Rush of Clouds The Writer's Block Third Place April 2009
Laurel K. Dodge Here With You The Writer's Block First Place April 2010
Lynn Doiron Her Quinceañera Poetry Circle Second Place September 2010
Jim Doss a Thanksgiving Poem by Lemondrop Johnson Wild Poetry Forum Second Place January 2016
Andrew Dufresne Baseball Season Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention April 2009
Andrew Dufresne I Thought I Would Say Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention February 2012
Andrew Dufresne This Could Be Wild Poetry Forum First Place July 2012
Andrew Dufresne Mosquitoes Wild Poetry Forum Second Place June 2014
Andrew Dufresne Overgrown Road Wild Poetry Forum Third Place September 2015
Andrew Dufresne The Quiet Work Wild Poetry Forum Third Place March 2017
Andrew Dufresne The Sorrow of Hearts Wild Poetry Forum Second Place April 2017
Andrew Dufresne Perhaps This Wild Poetry Forum Third Place May 2017
David Durham End of the Road PenShells Third Place May 2011
Kathy Earsman Jackie Mosaic Musings Third Place June 2007
Brian Edwards Castle Hawk The Poets' Graves Second Place June 2009
Brian Edwards Old Women Farming Rice The Poets' Graves Honorable Mention July 2009
John Eivaz insu mni ac PenShells Third Place September 2011
John Eivaz Confusion of the Moment The Waters Third Place June 2015
AnnMarie Eldon Brrmmm MiPoesias Second Place January 2007
AnnMarie Eldon Boundaryless in Bedlam The Writer's Block Second Place February 2007
Adam Elgar Elders: Vincent and Prudence The Writer's Block Honorable Mention January 2007
Adam Elgar Venetian Notes Inside the Writer's Studio Honorable Mention March 2007
Adam Elgar The Daughter of Antiochus The Writer's Block Second Place June 2007
Adam Elgar The Man Next Door According to His Pockets The Writer's Block Second Place July 2007
Adam Elgar Séance The Writer's Block Third Place February 2008
Adam Elgar Musée de la Résistance – Vaucluse The Writer's Block Honorable Mention October 2008
Richard Evans Flood Moontown Cafe Honorable Mention June 2008
Sylvia Evelyn Unwelcome Guest Babilu Honorable Mention June 2017
Sylvia Evelyn Resonance Babilu Honorable Mention July 2017
Sergio Lima Facchini A Second Look at Creation poets.org First Place April 2008
Helm Filipowitsch Yellowknife Babilu First Place June 2013
Helm Filipowitsch Social Structure Babilu Honorable Mention June 2014
Helm Filipowitsch Thunderstorm Grass Babilu Second Place September 2015
Helmuth Filipowitsch Ethics Wild Poetry Forum Third Place September 2010
Melanie Firth A Question of Nakedness Wild Poetry Forum Second Place February 2010
Melanie G. Firth The Gravity of it Beautiful Wild Poetry Forum Third Place November 2007
Dan Flore III when I had the ice cube trays half filled Babilu Third Place July 2015
Dan Flore at a foodbank The Writers Block Third Place October 2011
Allen Fogel Red Romance Dancing SplashHall Poetry Honorable Mention April 2009
Alice Folkart Hawaiian Chicken (not a recipe) Blueline Honorable Mention February 2008
Alice Folkart Certain in my Immortality – 1947 Blueline First Place November 2009
Alice Folkart Queen of the Road Blueline Poetry Highly Commended April 2010
Jim Fowler The First Nine Months Babilu Third Place August 2015
Jim Fowler Marmota Monax Remembered Babilu Honorable Mention May 2016
Jim Fowler Atlantic Giant Babilu Third Place September 2016
S. Jason Fraley The Box Which is Myth Inside the Writer's Studio Honorable Mention March 2007
Marilyn Francis An A-Z of fruit: A for Apricots The Write Idea Third Place January 2013
Marilyn Francis A Survivor at Paddington Station The Write Idea First Place December 2013
Marilyn Francis On The Buses The Write Idea Third Place October 2015
Marilyn Francis Roasting The Write Idea First Place April 2017
Paul A. Freeman In Limbo The Write Idea Second Place March 2016
Paul A. Freeman Colours of War The Write Idea Third Place December 2016
Paul A. Freeman Dr. Seuss’s Guide to Manly Health and Training The Write Idea Honorable Mention July 2017
Paul A. Freeman Ill-used The Write Idea Second Place August 2017
Chris Freifeld The Butterfly Effect Delectable Mnts Third Place October 2012
Cherryl E. Garner 18–Again SC Writers Workshop Third Place April 2008
Cherryl E. Garner You may misunderstand criticalpoet.net Honorable Mention January 2012
Mitchell Geller For PMD Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention April 2007
Mitchell Geller 56 and Sunny About Poetry Forum Honorable Mention June 2007
Mitchell Geller Barren About Poetry Forum Honorable Mention August 2007
Mitchell Geller 1980 Desert Moon Review Second Place February 2008
Mitchell Geller Tiger, Tiger Desert Moon Review Third Place January 2010
Mitchell Geller Jane Desert Moon Review First Place February 2012
Christopher T. George Mersey Mersey Me Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention December 2007
Christopher T. George First Frost FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place January 2009
Christopher T. George Dad Never Read Novels FreeWrights Peer Review Honorable Mention May 2009
Christopher T. George The Day the Egrets Came Calling The Writer's Block First Place July 2009
Christopher T. George Blood on Draft Files, Baltimore, 1967 FreeWright's Peer Review Highly Commended May 2010
Christopher T. George Walking Through Chicory FreeWrights Peer Review Third Place September 2012
Christopher T. George Eating a Bruised Bosc Pear on Armistice Day FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place December 2012
Christopher T. George Christmas, Connecticut, 1960 Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention January 2013
Christopher T. George The Legend of the Green Man FreeWrights Peer Review First Place November 2013
Christopher T. George Baskets of Severed Hands Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention September 2015
Christopher T. George The Grave Digger of Lesbos Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention April 2016
Christopher T. George Jackie Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention December 2016
Marc-André Germain At a Mall in Bangkok Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention July 2009
John Glennon My next film… Poets' Graves Highly Commended May 2010
Jude Goodwin The crying girl The Writer's Block Third Place February 2007
Jude Goodwin Eureka Springs The Waters First Place January 2010
Jude Goodwin What The Waters First Place February 2010
Jude Goodwin Hush The Waters First Place November 2010
Jude Goodwin The rising song of you The Waters Third Place April 2013
Peter Halpin Storage Lockers of the Insane Wild Poetry Forum Second Place April 2015
Peter Halpin Changing Seasons Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention January 2016
Bernard Hamel The Big Easy About Poetry Forum Honorable Mention June 2009
Anne Hamlett Rag and Bone Man The Write Idea Third Place March 2015
Michael Harty Wig Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention January 2010
Michael Harty A Quieting Wild Poetry Forum Second Place August 2010
Michael Harty Infield Chatter Wild Poetry Forum First Place January 2011
Jessica Haynes String theory (Shrodinger’s coffin) Moontown Cafe Second Place November 2009
Margaret Hemme Bird-dog, Bird-dog The Waters Honorable Mention September 2009
Margaret Hemme written in lilac ink The Waters Third Place January 2016
Bernard Henrie Winterset The Writer's Block First Place April 2007
Bernard Henrie Sparrow The Writer's Block Honorable Mention July 2007
Bernard Henrie Bronx Swans The Writer's Block Honorable Mention September 2007
Bernard Henrie Black Man Carrying Alligator Briefcase The Writer's Block Honorable Mention February 2008
Bernard Henrie Browse poets.org Honorable Mention July 2008
Bernard Henrie If Men Wore Lip Paint The Writer's Block Honorable Mention August 2008
Bernard Henrie I am Dying Afghanistan The Writer's Block Second Place (tie) July 2009
Bernard Henrie My Neighbor, Only a Name On a Mailbox The Waters Highly Commended April 2010
Bernard Henrie Chichicapa, Mexico The Writer's Block First Place October 2010
Bernard Henrie Pack Ice The Waters Honorable Mention January 2011
Bernard Henrie Middle-Aged Man Photographed In Zion The Writer's Block Third Place March 2011
Bernard Henrie Rain Taxi PenShells First Place November 2012
Bernard Henrie 1929 The Waters Second Place August 2013
Bernard Henrie Tireless Hunt for Food at Safeway Muse Motel Second Place October 2013
Bernard Henrie Lexington and 83rd Street conjunction Second Place February 2014
Bernard Henrie Ramadan The Waters First Place July 2015
Bernard Henrie Smiling at a Hotel Bar Window The Writer's Block Honorable Mention May 2017
Douglas Hill Fountain Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention May 2008
Tina Hoffman Tonight the Pendulum Still Swings Muse Motel Second Place June 2011
Tina Hoffman The Family Bible Desert Moon Review Third Place February 2014
Billy Howell-Sinnard Migrations The Writer's Block Second Place (tie) August 2009
Billy Howell-Sinnard Today I Was Her Dad Though Tonight She Asks Me Where The Man Is Who Raked Leaves The Writer's Block Highly Commended May 2010
Billy Howell-Sinnard Iowa Born The Writer's Block Second Place October 2010
Billy Howell-Sinnard I Could Cry But I Don’t The Writer's Block Third Place November 2010
Billy Howell-Sinnard Death Artist The Writer's Block Second Place January 2011
Billy Howell-Sinnard Somewhere in Our Past The Waters Third Place June 2012
Billy Howell-Sinnard A Trail of Bodies The Writer's Block First Place May 2013
Billy Howell-Sinnard in an open field The Writer's Block First Place April 2014
Billy Howell-Sinnard Midway The Writer's Block First Place October 2014
Billy Howell-Sinnard hospice nurse The Writer's Block Second Place December 2014
Billy Howell-Sinnard Politics The Writer's Block Third Place April 2015
Billy Howell-Sinnard to return we must all go into the wind The Writer's Block Honorable Mention December 2015
Billy Howell-Sinnard Spring Came Early The Writer's Block Honorable Mention February 2016
Billy Howell-Sinnard Saying the Unsayable The Writer's Block First Place April 2016
Billy Howell-Sinnard ALS The Waters Third Place January 2017
Millard R. Howington Jaycee Beach SC Writers Workshop Honorable Mention May 2007
Justin Hyde only waitress at the truck stop who never uses the cash register Salty Dreams Third Place November 2008
Justin Hyde you think you’ve seen everything Salty Dreams First Place June 2009
Ieuan ap Hywel The Potato Eaters (1885) The Writer's Block First Place May 2016
ieuan ap hywel Frosted Garden The Writer's Block First Place June 2017
Allen Itz fulton street hustlers Blueline Third Place August 2007
Jan Iwaszkiewicz Drought Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention April 2007
R.C. James The Call Babilu Third Place September 2013
RC James Vestiges Babilu First Place July 2016
RC James Passage as Pantoum Babilu Second Place October 2016
RC James Aja Monet Reads at the Washington Women’s March Babilu Honorable Mention February 2017
Ben Johnson Pantone 1665 C. The Poets' Graves Second Place July 2010
Lois P. Jones Goose Step Pen Shells Second Place January 2008
Lois P. Jones Unmarked Grave Pen Shells First Place February 2008
Lois P. Jones Ouija Pen Shells Second Place April 2010
Lois P. Jones Ways to Paint a Woman PenShells First Place September 2010
Lois P. Jones Exile PenShells First Place February 2011
Lois P. Jones Foxfire PenShells First Place June 2012
Lois P. Jones Grand Canyon, North Rim PenShells Third Place December 2013
Lois P. Jones Postcards to Samsara PenShells First Place March 2014
Lois P. Jones The Tuning Fork’s Addiction PenShells Third Place April 2014
Lois P. Jones La Bocca della Verita PenShells Second Place October 2014
Lois P. Jones Outside of the World PenShells First Place December 2016
Larry Jordan Doors Beneath Their Signs PoetryCircle Second Place November 2010
Judy Kaber A lesson on multiplication The Waters First Place June 2010
Judy Kaber Dry season The Waters First Place May 2012
Judy Kaber For the men The Waters Second Place May 2013
Judy Kaber Sunshine Court The Waters First Place May 2014
Judy Kaber To a Dead Father The Waters Second Place September 2014
Judy Kaber What more could I do with wild words? The Waters First Place December 2014
Judy Kaber Sailor and Young Wife The Waters First Place December 2015
Susan Katz One Belongs to Giving conjunction First Place December 2011
Susan Katz How is Florida treating you? Best, Jim conjunction Third Place April 2012
Sue Kay That and a Dime Will Get You a Cup of Coffee Wild Poetry Forum First Place October 2011
Sue Kay Drought Pen Shells First Place April 2012
Sue Kay De Montmartre à Montparnasse Pen Shells First Place June 2015
Mike Keo Refugee sproutings across the Continental MiPoesias First Place May 2007
James Browning Kepple put on your suit face conjunction Third Place July 2011
Guy Kettelhack Bird Painter About Poetry Forum Second Place November 2007
Guy Kettelhack Come Back to the Raft Ag’in, Huck Honey! Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention January 2008
Guy Kettelhack What April in New York is About Poetry Forum Second Place May 2008
Guy Kettelhack Nothing to Discuss About Poetry Forum Second Place (tie) July 2009
Guy Kettelhack Debussy’s Music Wild Poetry Forum Third Place October 2013
Guy Kettelhack Destiny’s Physics Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention November 2013
Guy Kettelhack Whatever Glorious Else It Is Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention August 2017
C. King Voice-In-Law Blueline Honorable Mention February 2007
Mignon Ariel King What This Poem Will Do The Waters Highly Commended May 2010
Petra Klein Dreams: mobile Salty Dreams First Place July 2010
Ellen Kombiyil Mary Lincoln Communes with the Dead Blueline Second Place April 2007
Ellen Kombiyil During an Epileptic Fit, Ida Saxton McKinley has a Premonition of her Husband’s Assassination Blueline Third Place July 2007
Ellen Kombiyil First Born Blueline First Place November 2007
Ellen Kombiyil How Soft is the Blackness that Cannot Bring Me Joy Blueline Honorable Mention August 2008
Christopher T. George For Ann Lovett Desert Moon Review First Place November 2016
Judith Anne Labriola The Last Bus Home Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention October 2007
Michael LaForge Natural Alchemy PenShells First Place June 2011
Mike LaForge Boy, Winter 2008 criticalpoet.com Third Place April 2008
Ryan Laks [“Dark Nipple of the Figs”] The Writer's Block First Place June 2014
Laurie Byro Poet Desert Moon Review Second Place May 2015
Ron Lavalette After Baltimore The Waters Third Place May 2010
Ange Law Seventeen, Before the First Time criticalpoet.com Second Place July 2008
mignon ledgard Ice conjunction Highly Commended August 2009
Mignon Ledgard Giant Cockroaches The Writer's Block First Place December 2010
Mignon Ledgard House of Ash conjunction Honorable Mention February 2011
Brenda Levy-Tate The Forgetting Water PenShells Honorable Mention January 2011
Eric Linden Once Upon a Time Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention September 2007
Eric Linden Northland Solstice Mosaic Musings Second Place December 2007
James Lineberger awake Salty Dreams Honorable Mention October 2008
Fred Longworth After Running Over the Neighbor’s Dog Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention June 2010
Fred Longworth Advice to Self in Guise of Other Wild Poetry Forum Third Place April 2011
Fred Longworth Shell Game PenShells Honorable Mention July 2011
Fred Longworth Stormland PenShells Third Place (Tie) May 2012
Fred Longworth Zoological PenShells First Place August 2012
Fred Longworth Eating the Black Dog The Write Idea First Place September 2012
Fred Longworth Down the Street The Waters First Place January 2013
Fred Longworth And Maybe Sleep PenShells Honorable Mention March 2013
Fred Longworth The Atheist’s Demise Muse Motel Third Place May 2013
Fred Longworth In Mission Trails Wilderness Park PenShells Second Place November 2013
Fred Longworth To Lisa PenShells First Place February 2017
Fred Longworth A Note for Perilous Times PenShells Third Place August 2017
Brian Lowry Father criticalpoet.org Honorable Mention June 2010
Lynze deliquesce Salty Dreams Second Place March 2009
Bren Lyons Takazumi criticalpoet.org Honorable Mention January 2010
Brian J. Mackay Evidence Hanging on a Rusty Nail Moontown Cafe Second Place May 2009
Sylvia Evelyn Maclagan Bereavement Mosaic Musings Honorable Mention July 2009
Carla Martin-Wood Bitch criticalpoet.org Second Place March 2008
Marilyn Francis Corton Beach Holiday Camp, Great Yarmouth The Write Idea First Place July 2017
Dale McLain Bad Weather Wild Poetry Forum First Place June 2007
Susan B. McDonough Double Vision Blueline Third Place March 2009
Dale McLain immeasurable Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention August 2007
Dale McLain brief Wild Poetry Forum Second Place May 2011
Dale McLain flight Wild Poetry Forum Third Place December 2011
Dale McLain For Leo PoetryCircle Honorable Mention February 2012
Dale McLain Yard Work Wild Poetry Forum Second Place (Tie) April 2012
Dale McLain for what is given Wild Poetry Forum Second Place January 2013
Dale McLain near winter Wild Poetry Forum Second Place December 2013
Dale McLain tower Wild Poetry Forum Second Place March 2014
Dale McLain California Wild Poetry Forum Third Place March 2016
Greg McNeill The Soul’s Active Ingredients About Poetry Forum Third Place March 2008
Michael McRandall Rhythmically Inapposite Pen Shells Honorable Mention June 2007
Steve Meador The Length of Never SplashHall Poetry First Place June 2008
Steve Meador The Day the Caterpillars Came FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place April 2009
Steve Meador The Marsh at Dusk FreeWrights Peer Review Third Place May 2009
Steve Meador The Sweat Lodge, As I Know It FreeWrights Peer Review Honorable Mention June 2009
Steve Meador Today at the Ranch FreeWrights Peer Review Highly Commended April 2010
Steve Meador Front Range FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place May 2012
Steve Meador Experimenting with Molotov Cocktails FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place November 2012
Lisa Megraw All Things Want To Tell The Truth But Can’t Wild Poetry Forum Second Place January 2015
Lisa Megraw Memory Wild Poetry Forum Second Place December 2015
Lisa Megraw Snowdrops Growing Wild Near the Barn Wild Poetry Forum Second Place February 2016
Lisa Megraw Still Life with Oranges (II) Wild Poetry Forum Second Place November 2016
Dave Mehler Outwitting Your Angels criticalpoet.com Third Place June 2008
MidnightMoon A Place So Far From Here Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention June 2016
Dorothy Doyle Mienko The Little Loss PenShells Honorable Mention April 2017
Dorothy D. Mienko sink holes and illusions Salty Dreams Third Place September 2008
Midnight Moon Why You Taught Me Loving in a Way That Feels Like Hate Wild Poetry Forum Third Place July 2014
Midnight Moon Elvis Wild Poetry Forum Third Place April 2016
Richard Moorhead Lot Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention March 2010
Richard Moorhead Scalpel Wild Poetry Forum Highly Commended May 2010
Brenda Morisse Aftertaste Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention July 2008
Brenda Morisse this poem is not about the charity of the dead, Wild Poetry Forum Third Place (Tie) March 2012
Brenda Morisse to the poem with glue on its feet and a patch over its eye Wild Poetry Forum Second Place November 2015
Matt Moseman (untitled) conjunction Third Place (tie) September 2009
Jonathan Muggleston on phil jackson’s tenth championship The Town Honorable Mention July 2009
Esther Murer Glosa: Maps impossible to refold The Waters Second Place October 2015
Esther Greenleaf Murer Fall Day in the Park poets.org Honorable Mention August 2007
Shawn Nacona The House on Limestone Street The Waters Second Place August 2014
Shawn Nacona Exodus Babilu Honorable Mention September 2014
Sachi Nag Talking Terror The Writer's Block Honorable Mention January 2009
Sachi Nag The Rebuttal The Writer's Block Honorable Mention July 2009
Eira Needham Seasoned with Love PenShells First Place August 2017
Cynthia Neely Comfort The Waters Honorable Mention March 2010
Cynthia Neely Run Desert Moon Review Third Place December 2010
Cynthia Neely Cocooned Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention March 2012
Nochipa A Woman of Summer Pen Shells Second Place October 2007
Alex Nodopaka The Portrait of Vladimir Ilyitch Lenin Muse Motel First Place July 2013
Alex Nodopaka About George and his Feeding a Street Rat PenShells Third Place January 2014
Alexandre Nodopaka The absence of spaces between words Pen Shells Honorable Mention May 2009
Pam O'Shaughnessy tasting the blade criticalpoet.org Honorable Mention August 2009
T. Obatala God War About Poetry Forum Third Place October 2010
Terry Ofner Mama Carving The Waters First Place January 2015
Terry Ofner Learning to See The Waters Second Place March 2015
Terry Ofner Ocean The Waters Third Place May 2016
Terry Ofner Nighthawks The Waters Second Place September 2016
Terry Ofner In The Pavilion The Waters Honorable Mention October 2016
Sergio Ortiz Illegal #2 Wild Poetry Forum Third Place (tie) September 2009
Sergio Ortiz Anger Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention April 2014
Sergio Ortiz Riding Out the Night Wild Poetry Forum Third Place June 2014
Sergio Ortiz It’s a Wonderful Life Brandon The Waters Second Place March 2017
Mandy Pannett Without salt The Write Idea Third Place October 2009
Mandy Pannett A New Cartography The Write Idea Second Place December 2010
Mandy Pannett Best after frost The Write Idea First Place March 2011
Steve Parker untitled The Critical Poet Third Place January 2007
Steve Parker Seiren Song criticalpoet.org Honorable Mention August 2008
Steve Parker nettles riff nettles the big tree criticalpoet.org Second Place March 2010
Steve Parker history of the kite riff criticalpoet.org Second Place (tie) June 2010
Dale Patterson Altoona conjunction First Place March 2013
Dale Patterson The Improbabilities of Flight PenShells Second Place February 2015
Dale Patterson Lights Near Adler Planetarium The Waters Second Place July 2015
Kiwanda Paul a note to ms clifton PoetryCircle Honorable Mention May 2012
Penguin Wards Wild Poetry Forum First Place September 2013
David Phillips Bo-Peep Tunnel criticalpoet.org Honorable Mention March 2008
Andrew Pike the demolition kid SplashHall Poetry Honorable Mention February 2007
Milner Place the necromancer PoetryCircle Third Place February 2011
Laura Polley Beached Desert Moon Review First Place September 2007
Christine Potter Hibakusha The Waters First Place May 2015
Christine Potter Looking at Manhattan from the Tappan Zee Bridge The Waters Second Place May 2016
Christine Potter Of Course The Waters First Place September 2014
Elodie Pritchartt Blues and green The Town Highly Commended May 2010
Douglas Pugh The Gray Wolf The Write Idea Second Place October 2012
Siva Ramanathan Not a Natural Disaster The Writer's Block Honorable Mention March 2014
Siva Ramanathan Green Goddess The Writer's Block Second Place July 2014
Siva Ramanathan For When You Wake The Writer's Block Honorable Mention March 2016
Siva Ramanathan Grandmother’s Avvakai The Writer's Block Third Place October 2016
Ray The Outside of Enough Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention January 2017
Stevie Jean Reed Flint Michigan Blueline Honorable Mention January 2007
Sally Arango Renata Blas Rivas SC Writers Workshop Honorable Mention April 2007
Sally Arango Renata First Date SC Writers Workshop Honorable Mention May 2007
Sally Arango Renata Marigolds SC Writers Workshop Honorable Mention May 2008
Melissa Resch An Endangered Species About Poetry Forum Honorable Mention November 2008
Eric Rhohenstein on an autumn evening, i The Critical Poet First Place February 2007
Eric Rhohenstein New Neighbors criticalpoet.org First Place January 2009
Eric Rhohenstein - criticalpoet.org Third Place February 2009
Derek Richard my name is river Wild Poetry Forum Highly Commended August 2009
John Riley No One Here Is Dreaming The Waters First Place May 2017
John Riley Hallways The Waters Second Place June 2017
Laura Ring Everything will be permitted, nothing will be desired Wild Poetry Forum Third Place March 2010
Laura Ring This is How Death Comes Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention March 2017
Laura Ring Let No Man Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention May 2017
Nanette Rayman River Bees in Thin Hours The Critical Poet Honorable Mention February 2007
Catherine Rogers Spirit Catcher poets.org Honorable Mention June 2008
Catherine Rogers Talk Like a Pirate Day* poets.org Honorable Mention October 2008
Dave Rowley Omen Inside the Writer's Studio Second Place March 2007
Dave Rowley In a City Made of Seaweed Desert Moon Review Third Place May 2007
Dave Rowley Love Through a Plate Glass Window poets.org Honorable Mention March 2008
Stuart Ryder ‘Appy ‘Our The Poets' Graves Honorable Mention November 2009
Zeke E. Sanchez The Cantu Series Delectable Mnts Third Place January 2012
Don Schaeffer Remembering A City I Never Knew Pen Shells Honorable Mention March 2008
Don Schaeffer Post Apocalypse in Polo Park Pen Shells Honorable Mention January 2010
Don Schaeffer & Alex Nodopaka Chauvet Cave PenShells Honorable Mention February 2012
Christine J. Schiff Tree Planting About Poetry Forum Honorable Mention December 2009
Walter Schwim Forbidden Lullaby Mosaic Musings Second Place October 2009
Walter Schwim Flash in the Pan Mosaic Musings Third Place August 2013
S. Shademan Aftermath poets.org Second Place December 2008
Henry Shifrin St. Louis Jim Wild Poetry Forum First Place September 2008
Henry Shifrin Imagination of the Deflated Balloon Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention October 2008
Henry Shifrin Caring For Your Gimp Wild Poetry Forum Third Place April 2010
Henry L. Shifrin An almost kiss Wild Poetry Forum First Place October 2012
M.E. Silverman The Season of Science Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention March 2008
Sarah Sloat Ghazal of the Honed Knife Desert Moon Review Second Place September 2007
Sarah Sloat On Waking I Think of Winter Desert Moon Review Third Place (tie) September 2009
Sarah J. Sloat Red Cap Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention January 2008
Sarah J. Sloat Sunday with Labrador The Waters First Place May 2008
Sarah J. Sloat Clothespin Desert Moon Review Third Place November 2009
E. Russell Smith Motown Layover The Write Idea First Place April 2011
E. Russell Smith Night Music The Write Idea Third Place July 2012
E. Russell Smith Archimedes Palimpsest The Write Idea Second Place April 2014
E. Russell Smith Dancing at Midnight The Write Idea Third Place April 2017
Russ Smith A Docent’s Guide to the Collection Babilu Second Place July 2016
Russel Smith Eden in Winter The Write Idea First Place March 2010
William Dixon Smith yeah man snap snap like that Tin Roof Alley Poets Honorable Mention June 2010
Rich Stewart Indian Grass The Town Honorable Mention September 2007
Richard Stillman Offertory Red The Poets' Graves Honorable Mention July 2009
B.A. Stites Death left you a voicemail conjunction Second Place February 2012
Alex Stolis Her obituary picture will look nothing like her Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention May 2009
Alex Stolis true romance in black and white Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention August 2009
Rick Storey On a Line from the Collection “November” by Sean O’Brien Desert Moon Review Third Place August 2012
Shawn Nacona Stroud After AIDS Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention April 2009
Shawn Nacona Stroud Vanishing Desert Moon Review First Place November 2014
Shawn Nacona Stroud 1432 South Limestone Street Desert Moon Review Third Place August 2016
Shawn Nacona Stroud Mosquito Lagoon Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention October 2016
Shawn Nacona Stroud Lot’s Daughters Desert Moon Review Second Place May 2017
S. Thomas Summers A Fall from Grace Desert Moon Review Second Place June 2008
S. Thomas Summers Saturday Wild Poetry Forum Second Place September 2008
S. Thomas Summers Oils of Soft Fingers The Writer's Block Highly Commended August 2009
Judy Swann We Burned Incense The Waters First Place September 2009
Judy Swann Snow The Waters Second Place January 2010
Judy Swann O be Joyful The Waters Honorable Mention February 2010
Ray Sweatman Mondegreen Salty Dreams First Place February 2009
Emily Violet Swithins Russian Crucifixes The Writer's Block First Place November 2008
Mike Talbert Listening to a teen poetry slam on NPR The Town Third Place June 2011
Brenda Levy Tate Show but Never Tell Pen Shells Third Place March 2007
Brenda Levy Tate Ruth in Ward 3A Imagines Herself as a Tree Pen Shells First Place December 2007
Brenda Levy Tate Carol for the Brokenhearted criticalpoet.org First Place March 2008
Brenda Levy Tate Spring Dance criticalpoet.com Second Place April 2008
Brenda Levy Tate Tsumani Prelude Pen Shells First Place August 2008
Brenda Levy Tate Momento Mori Pen Shells Third Place December 2008
Brenda Levy Tate I, Raptor Pen Shells First Place March 2009
Brenda Levy Tate In the Beginning PenShells Second Place October 2011
Brenda Levy Tate Hurricane Weather PenShells Second Place November 2011
Brenda Levy Tate Matryoshka PenShells Second Place (tie) January 2012
Brenda Levy Tate The Battle of Lac Baptiste PenShells Second Place August 2012
Brenda Levy Tate Requiescat in Pace PenShells First Place April 2013
Brenda Levy Tate Sunday Mourning PenShells First Place October 2013
Brenda Levy Tate Madonna of the Snows PenShells Honorable Mention January 2014
Brenda Levy Tate Why He Married A Younger Woman PenShells First Place March 2015
Brenda Levy Tate Clutter PenShells First Place October 2015
Brenda Levy Tate November’s Window PenShells Third Place December 2015
Brenda Levy Tate To a Fox in a Leg-hold Trap PenShells First Place January 2016
Brenda Levy Tate Close-Hauled PenShells First Place June 2016
Brenda Levy Tate Corona Borealis PenShells Third Place November 2016
Brenda Levy Tate Analemma PenShells First Place January 2017
Brenda Levy Tate Caught In The Light Bucket PenShells Third Place June 2017
Terreson A Bedtime Story Delectable Mnts First Place January 2012
Judy Thompson Island The Town Highly Commended August 2009
Rebecca Van Camp Three Strands of Barb Wild Poetry Forum Third Place September 2014
Sivakami Velliangiri Kodaikanal The Writer's Block Second Place July 2012
Kathleen Vibbert Takes your breath Pen Shells Honorable Mention March 2007
Kathleen Vibbert Millstone Pen Shells Honorable Mention October 2007
Kathleen Vibbert Corn Shy Pen Shells Honorable Mention March 2008
Kathleen Vibbert Stephanie Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention July 2009
Kay Vibbert Daily Thought FreeWrights Peer Review Highly Commended April 2010
Michael Virga tetelestai The Writer's Block Highly Commended April 2010
Michael Virga I don’t Writer's Block Third Place November 2012
Michael Virga disrobing the ghost The Writer's Block Third Place November 2014
Michael Virga celebrating the 45th anniversary of Father’s Day The Writer's Block Honorable Mention July 2017
DJ Vorreyer Exchange The Town Honorable Mention October 2007
Larina Warnock I See God Standing in Stout Grove poets.org Second Place August 2007
Tom Watters Sheer Moontown Cafe Third Place September 2008
Gail Moran Wawrzyniack Badlands The Write Idea Second Place January 2014
Julene T. Weaver Istanbul Secrets Babilu Second Place June 2015
Allen Weber Melody FreeWrights Peer Review Third Place November 2011
Allen Weber Domestic FreeWrights Peer Review Third Place February 2012
Allen Weber Mood Indigo FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place March 2012
Allen Weber Parable conjunction Second Place February 2013
Allen Weber Folk Remedy FreeWrights Peer Review Second Place June 2013
Allen M. Weber Stone Soup Desert Moon Review Honorable Mention January 2007
Allen M. Weber The Bottle Tree Desert Moon Review First Place January 2008
Allen M. Weber Via! Desert Moon Review Third Place May 2008
Allen M. Weber Angling FreeWrights Peer Review Honorable Mention June 2009
Allen M. Weber Acquired Tastes FreeWrights Peer Review Honorable Mention September 2009
Allen M. Weber The Borrow Pit Muse Motel Third Place January 2011
Allen M. Weber Solstice Desert Moon Review Second Place August 2011
Allen M. Weber Boys FreeWrights Peer Review First Place September 2011
Allen M. Weber Hardwood Autumn Muse Motel Second Place (tie) January 2012
Allen M. Weber Still Waltzing with You Desert Moon Review Second Place July 2017
Lise Whidden A Woman’s Fetish criticalpoet.org Second Place May 2010
Teresa White Ungodly Apartment Building Wild Poetry Forum Honorable Mention October 2007
Teresa White A Scarecrow Speaks to its Maker Wild Poetry Forum Second Place July 2011
Teresa White Gretel Grows Up Wild Poetry Forum First Place February 2013
Teresa White Describing Blue to My Colorblind Friend Wild Poetry Forum Third Place June 2013
Teresa White A Brief History of Blood Wild Poetry Forum First Place October 2016
Catherine Whiteley The mail comes Wild Poetry Forum Second Place September 2012
Jane Wilcken No Cover Wild Poetry Forum Second Place June 2012
John Wilks The Unfinished Ice Cream The Write Idea Second Place September 2011
John Wilks All Love Is Outlaw The Write Idea Third Place (Tie) March 2012
John Wilks First Kiss at Fifty The Write Idea Honorable Mention April 2012
John Wilks The England I love The Write Idea Third Place July 2013
John Wilks The Grail Is Both A Cauldron And A Spear The Write Idea First Place August 2013
John Wilks Aschenputtel And Her Sisters The Write Idea First Place August 2015
J.J. Williamson Dove Cottage PenShells February 2016
John J. Williamson The Price of Wool PenShells Second Place April 2016
John J. Williamson Watching Dad PenShells Honorable Mention May 2016
John J. Williamson The Deaths of Saint Winefride PenShells Third Place July 2016
John J. Williamson When the Starfish Gathered PenShells Second Place August 2016
John J. Williamson Elegy for Michael PenShells Honorable Mention February 2017
Kendall Witherspoon The One The Waters Third Place February 2013
Kendall Witherspoon The Accident The Waters Third Place May 2015
Kendall Witherspoon To the Son I Never Had The Waters Honorable Mention August 2015
Kendall Witherspoon Seven Years in Laredo The Waters Honorable Mention May 2017
Witt Wittman His Jacket SplashHall Poetry First Place July 2007
Witt Wittman Searching SplashHall Poetry Third Place December 2009
Anna Yin My Father’s Family Tree Pen Shells Second Place November 2008
Anna Yin Rain Pen Shells First Place October 2009
Thane Zander Taste Buds of Children and Mock Adults Blueline Honorable Mention January 2009
Jim Zola The Lessons The Waters Second Place December 2011
Jim Zola In the Night Still Dark The Waters Honorable Mention January 2012
Jim Zola The Roofer Stays Up The Waters Second Place (Tie) April 2012
Jim Zola We Give Back What We Cannot Keep The Waters Third Place November 2013
Jim Zola Box of Stars The Waters First Place February 2014
Jim Zola In Your Absence The Waters Honorable Mention November 2015
Jim Zola Blade The Waters Second Place June 2016