2013 Poetry Contest

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Contest Sponsors:

Ain’t Got No Press • Alan Britt • Alexandra van de Kamp • Amelie Frank • Benny Biesek of New Theorem Press • The Bicycle Review/Pedestrian Press • Clint Hirschfield • Consuelo Marshall • Corey Mesler • Donna Pecore • Dreams and Nightmares Magazine • Hanoch Guy • Harry Calhoun • jbarrettwolf.com • Jean Colonomos • LB Sedlacek • Lone Stars Poetry Magazine • Lummox Press • Magdalena Ball • Mary Kennedy Eastham • Matthew Abuelo • Neil Meili • Nostrovia! Poetry • The Poet Darkling • Pun Night Lady Productions • Rachael Z. Ikins • Raven’s Wing Press • Sari Krosinsky • Science Fiction Poetry Association • Silvia Scheibli and Alan Britt • Skysaje Enterprise • Squircle Line Press • Stacy Savage • Sybartic Press • Voices Israel • Winning Writers • Wyatt Underwood

Entry Guidelines | Prizes | Meet Your Judges | Contest Calendar


Winners and What They Won

First Place:
Douglas Richardson
$268


Second Place:
Aaron Gardner
$160.80


Third Place:
Donal Mahoney
$107.20

We received 536 entries into the contest. The $536 (one dollar per poem entry fee). This was divided amongst the top three scoring poets. First place won 50%, Second place took 30%, and Third Place won 20%.

Every single poet who entered the contest will receive at least one prize just for entering thanks to the generosity of the many sponsors who supported this years contest.

Thanks to everyone for entering!

Read the Winning Poems | Listen to the Contest Winners Announcement


Prizes

First Prize: 50% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH

Second Prize: 30% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

Third Prize: 20% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to supplement the cash prizes with an impressive array of prizes which would be of interest to poets and writers.

The following prizes will be used to bolster first through third prize as well as distributed to other contest entrants.

Our goal is to be able to send every single person who enters the contest something.


Additional Prizes:

Ain’t Got No Press
http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
1 copy of the book “Nothing in New England is New” by Rick Lupert
1 copy of the book “Ekphrastia Gone Wild” edited by Rick Lupert

Alexandra van de Kamp
http://www.alexandravandekamp.com/
2 copies of the book “The Park of Upside-Down Chairs” by Alexandra van de Kamp

Amelie Frank
5 copies of the book “Percy, Bob & Assenpoop” by Elliott Baker
2 copies of the book “In the Strongest Light” by Teri Bat-Sonja

Alan Britt
2 copies of the book “Alone with the Terrible Universe” by Alan Britt

Benny Biesek of New Theorem Press
2 copies of the poetry chapbook “A Comfortable Place With Regular Sunshine” by Joseph Goosey

The Bicycle Review/Pedestrian Press
http://www.thebicyclereview.net/
3 Pedestrian Press books of the entrants’ choice from our catalog, in either print or electronic version

Clint Hirschfield
1 copy of the book “The Closet” by Clint Hirschfield

Consuelo Marshall
1 Copy of the book “See How We Almost Fly” by Alison Luterman
1 Copy of the book “Flying Over Sonny Liston” by Gary Short
1 Copy of the book “Flies” by Michael Dickman
1 Copy of the book “Animal Magnetism” by Kim Roberts

Corey Mesler
http://www.coreymesler.wordpress.com/
1 signed copy of the book “Mitmensch,” by Corey Mesler

Donna Pecore
http://www.fieralingue.it/corner.php?pa=printpage&pid=3068
1 copy of the “Journal of Modern Poetry”

Dreams and Nightmares magazine
http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/
1 two-year subscription to “Dreams and Nightmares” magazine

Hanoch Guy
1 copy of the book “Terra Treblinka” Holocaust poems by Hanoch Guy

Harry Calhoun
http://harrycalhoun.net/
2 copies of the book “Maintenance and Death” by Harry Calhoun

jbarrettwolf.com
http://www.jbarrettwolf.com
1 copy of the book ‘Rubber Side Down: The Biker Poet Anthology” edited by Joe Gouvea

Jean Colonomos
2 copies of the anthology “A Poet’s Haggadah” edited by Rick Lupert

LB Sedlacek
http://www.lbsedlacek.com/
1 copy of the chapbook “I Am My Neighborhood Watch” by LB Sedlacek

Lone Stars Poetry Magazine
1 copy of “Lone Stars Poetry Magazine”

Lummox Press
http://www.lummoxpress.com//
1 copy of the magazine “LUMMOX #1”
3 books from the Little Red Books series
1 copy of a book of the contest entrant’s choosing from the Lummox Press Catalog

Magdalena Ball
http://www.magdalenaball.com/
1 copy of the book “Sublime Planet” by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Mary Kennedy Eastham
http://www.RP-Author.com/MKE/
1 Copy of the book “Squinting Over Water – Stories” by Mary Kennedy Eastham

Matthew Abuelo
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106670666701926351769/posts/
1 copy of the book “The News Factory” by Matthew Abuelo

Muddy River Poetry Review Online Poetry Journal
http://muddyriverpoetryreview.com/
1 copy of the book “King of the Jungle” by Zvi Sesling
2 copies of books reviewed by Zvi Sesling

Neil Meili
1 copy of the book “Land Breathing Deep After Rain” by Neil Meili
1 copy of the book “The Long Loping Hills of Montana” by Neil Meili

Nostrovia! Poetry
http://www.nostroviatowriting.com/
1 copy of the zine “Too Obscene” – writing deemed “too obscene” for publication by other presses
1 copy of “Milk & Honey Siren” a Nostrovia! Poetry anthology
1 copy of the book “LSD Giggles” by Jeremiah Walton
1 copy of the book “To Your Health: Humanity’s Diagnosis” by Jeremiah Walton
1 copy of the book “Nano Elvis” by Susana H. Case
1 copy of the book “American Dreams” by Ocean Vuong
1 copy of the book “Poems Found… Somewhere” by Brian Rosenberger
1 copy of the book “Wandering Worlds” by Zarina Zabrisky
1 copy of the book “A Three Poem Collection” by Jeremiah Walton

The Poet Darkling
1 copy of the book “What is it you want to know?” by The Poet Darkling

Pun Night Lady Productions
1 copy of the novel “Annabel” by Kathleen Winter

Rachael Z. Ikins
http://www.rachaelikins.com/
1 set of 3 chapbooks by Rachael Ikins plus a big-little book: “Slideshow in the Woods,” “Transplanted” & “Renovations”. Big-little book is ” I Scrub My Eyes”.
1 signed copy of the first edition of the book “The Complete Tales from the Edge of the Woods” by Rachael Z. Ikins

Raven’s Wing Press
http://ravenswingpoetry.com/my-books/
1 copy of the book “Novena (remixed)” by Nicole Nicholson

Sari Krosinsky
http://outerchildpoetry.com/
2 copies of the book “god-chaser” by Sari Krosinsky

Science Fiction Poetry Association
http://sfpoetry.com/
2 one-year .pdf subscriptions to “Star*Line” the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association

Silvia Scheibli and Alan Britt
2 copies of the book, “Parabola Dreams: Poems” by Silvia Scheibli and Alan Britt

Skysaje Enterprise
http://www.skysajeenterprise.com
1 copy of the anthology “Working Title”
1 copy of the book “The Chocolate Box” by “laughing” Larry Berger

Squircle Line Press
http://squirclelinepress.org/
2 gift sets (worth $10 each) of bookmark postcards of literary quotes
1 copy of the book “When Dada Rewrote Koans” by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Stacy Savage
http://www.authorsden.com/stacysavage
1 copy of the anthology “Leaves of Poetry: A Book of Tree Poems” Selected & Edited by Stacy Smith and Tracy Patrick

Sybartic Press
http://www.sybpress.com/
2 copies of the anthology “From the Four Chambered Heart: In Tribute to Anais Nin” edited by Marie Lecrivain
2 copies of the anthology “Alternate Lanes: An Anthology of Travels Using Alternate Transportation in the City of Angels” edited by Marie Lecrivain, and the staff of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles
1 copy of the book “Love Poems… Yes… REALLY… Love Poems” by Marie Lecrivain

Voices Israel
http://www.voicesisrael.com/
2 copies of the anthology “Voices Israel Vol. 37”

Winning Writers
http://winningwriters.com/index.php
3 autographed copies of the book “Swallow” by Jendi Reiter

Wyatt Underwood
http://www.guwe.org/wyatt
1 copy of the book “Under the Influence” by Wyatt Underwood
1 copy of the book “Poems for Harley Riders and Other Transcendentals” by Wyatt Underwood


Meet Your Judges

Lisette Alonso (Hialeah, Florida)
Lisette Alonso has not yet mastered the art of bio writing. She is a native of south Florida who loves the warm waters of the Atlantic but hates beach sand. She spends quite a big of time fretting about her children, the future, and any combination thereof. She used to worry about the end of the world, but feels that’s been overdone. She is honored to have been invited to judge this year’s contest.

Maggie Westland (Thousand Oaks, California)
Maggie Westland writes in prismatic perspectives:  physician, scientist, woman, traveler.   A lover of all things verbally musical, she especially enjoys poetry as performance.  Her poetry has been published in anthologies including If We Dance, Daybreak, and Above Us Only Sky, as well as in British and American literary magazines, both on-line and in print.   Her words can be heard on DVDs and pod-casts.  In 2012 Maggie received 3rd prize in the Poetry Super Highway contest and 1st place in the City of Ventura’s Art Tales ekphrastic poetry competition.   A featured reader at various venues in Southern California, Maggie can also be found on You-Tube.  Google Maggie Westland to find more of her poems or check her website at www.maggiewestland.com

William Doreski (Peterborough, New Hampshire)
William Doreski teaches at Keene State College. His most recent books of poetry are City of Palms and June Snow Dance, both 2012. He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors.  His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Atlanta Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Worcester Review, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and  Natural Bridge.


Contest Calendar

  • July 15: Contest begins
  • July 22 – 28: Judges featured as Poets of the Week
  • July 28, 2:00 pm (pacific): PSH Live Judges Event: Live broadcast where Judges will have the chance to read poems and discuss the contest and you can call in live and ask them questions. Click here for more info.
  • October 5: Final deadline for contest entries. (Entry fees must be received by PayPal or postmarked by October 5 or they’ll be returned.)
  • October 11: Judges deadline for returning scored poems.
  • October 18: Second round scoring deadline (in the event of tied scores.)
  • October 20: 2pm (pacific) PSH Live Event: “Winners Announced” in a special broadcast. Listen to it live and if any of the winners happen to be listening, they’ll be invited to call in and read their winning entries live on the air..
  • October 21 – 27: Contest Winners featured as Poets of the Week.