2006 Poetry Contest Winners!
Our finalist judge, Marvin Bell, had quite a task: It isn't easy to decide on four winners and a handful of honorable mentions from a ream of poetry and a few dozen handpicked finalists. "In the end, I chose, from among the best poems, those that were written interestingly and had something insistent about their content."
The four winning poems will be published in our upcoming 16th issue, set for release April 15th. The first place poem will also be nominated by Perigee for the 2007 Pushcart Prize.
First Place: "Gloves," by Jeri Theriault
Second Place: "In the Entrails of a Fish," by Grégoire Vion
Third Place: "Love in the Ruins," by F. J. Bergmann
Fourth Place: "The Narcoleptic Therapist," by Corey Mesler
Honorable Mentions: Kate Bernadette Benedict for "The Carrion Gardens;" Amanda Smith for "Mare;" Marcia Nehemiah for "I Spy," and "Transmogrification;" Grégoire Vion for "The Body," and "The Odyssey."
Congratulations to each of these poets, and thank you to all who participated in our 2006 Poetry Contest!