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Current Judge: Terence Culleton

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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.


  • November 2021 Winners

    • First Place

      Cycling Across t’Bridge
      by Ieaun ap Hywel
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Now Hear the Word of the Lord
      by Jim Zola
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Opening the Letter
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Help Wanted
      by Mary MacGowan
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Ode to a Hummingbird
      by RC James
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      Sizing Up
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

  • October 2021 Winners

    • First Place (Tie)

      Anna and the Scourge
      by RC James
      Babilu

      First Place (Tie)

      Mother Banana
      by Christina Vanthul
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Neighbors
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum