Contests

PSM 2017 Poetry Contest Results

Thank you everyone who entered!

Category 1: Margo LaGatutta Memorial Award      Judge: Janeen Pergrin Rastall

1st        Rembrandt Meets Vermeer              Nellie deVries, Grand Rapids, MI

2nd        Lot’s Wife                                            Claire Scott, Oakland, CA         

3rd        Heart’s Engine                                    Marilyn Churchill, Ann Arbor, MI                        

HM      Ghost Figure                                        Marie Davids, Ferndale, MI

Category 2: Humor      Judge: Ron Riekki

1st        The Pantoum of the Opera                Ginny Grush, Farmington Hills, MI

2nd       How to Distinguish a Frog from a Poem- Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario

3rd        Catastrophe                                         Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield, AL

HM       Noah                                                      Marion Frahm Tincknell, Saginaw, MI

Category 3: Evening      Judge: Elizabeth Kerlikowske

1st        a blank novena                                     David Fitch, Lathrup Village, MI

2nd       Early Evening, Knutson Dam            Katherine Edgren, Dexter, MI

3rd        Since You Asked About Our Deck Lights- Milton J. Bates, Marquette, MI

HM       Cherry Capital Memoir                       James Ahearn, Rochester, MI

Category 4: Family  Judge: Robert Jorth

1st         Syrian Ashes                                         Patricia Barnes, Wyandotte, MI

2nd       Manufactured Home                           Gloria Klinger, Grand Haven, MI                               

3rd        Familial Surroundings                        Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX

HM       Chocolate Milk                                      Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield, AL

Category 5: Loss  Judge: Patricia Clark

1st        Crossing the Waters                             Milton J. Bates, Marquette, MI

2nd       Autumn’s Unleaving                            Sylvia Cavanaugh, Cedar Grove, WI

3rd       The Loneliest Highway in America,

U.S. Route 50                                               Gloria Klinger, Grand Haven, MI

HM      Spiderweb                                             Patricia Barnes, Wyandotte, MI

Category 6: Nature       Judge: Joseph Gross

1st        The White Parade                               Brian Gavin, Lakeport, MI

2nd       Forage                                                   Gregory Loselle, Southgate, MI

3rd        Emerald Ash Borers Claimed Our Tree   Diana Dinverno, Troy, MI

HM       Mushroom                                           Katherine Edgren, Dexter, MI

Category 7: Love      Judge: Z.G. Tomaszewski

1st        Gypsy Valentine                                 Ellen Lord, Central Lake, MI

2nd       Golden                                                 Milton J. Bates, Marquette, MI

3rd        Grateful                                               Sophia Rivkin, Southfield, MI

HM       june coming                                        David Fitch, Lathrup Village, MI

Category 8: Spiritual  Judge: Buddy Hannah

1st        Pentecost                                              Marion Frahm Tincknell, Saginaw, MI

2nd      Will and Testament                            Dr. Emory D. Jones, Iuka, MS

3rd       Jaclyn                                                     Julie George, Muskegon, MI

HM      Prayers                                                  Mary Ann Bozenski,Wyandotte, MI

Category 9: Animals     Judge: Tanya Mazumdar

1st        On Being the Right Size                     Gregory Loselle, Southgate, MI

2nd       Crows                                                    Katherine Edgren, Dexter, MI

3rd        The Bear                                               Sophia Rivkin, Southfield, MI

HM       Sunset Flights over the Gulf             Caroline Walton, Crystal River, FL

Category 10: George Dila Memorial Prose Poem     Judge: Kathleen McGookey

1st         When I was Six                                    Claire Scott, Oakland, CA

2nd        Exhibitionist                                        Amy Lynn Hess, Tucker, GA

3rd        The Gate of Forgiveness                     Nadia Ibrashi, Troy, MI

HM       High Flying                                           Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario

Category 11: Ekphrastic     Judge: Kaitlin Martin

1st        This Place, Somewhere                         Cynthia Weber Nankee, Canton, MI

2nd        The Banks That Once I Knew             Lola Latreille, Rochester, MI

3rd        Arrows of Iron                                       Laurence W. Thomas, Ypsilanti, MI

HM      Arrows of Night                                      Marion Frahm Tincknell, Saginaw, MI

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