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  • 2002 ASPS Poet Of The Year
  • 2001 ASPS Book Of The Year
  • 2003 ASPS Poet of the Year
  • 2002 ASPS Book of the Year
  • 2004 ASPS Poet of the Year
  • 2003 ASPS Book of the Year
  • 2010 ASPS SPRING CONTEST WINNERS
  • 2013 ASPS Spring Contest winners
  • 2013 ASPS Fall Contest winners
  • 2014 ASPS Spring Contest winners
  • 2013 ASPS Book of the Year
  • 2014 ASPS Fall Contest winners
  • 2015 ASPS Spring Contest winners
  • 2015 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition winner
  • 2009 ASPS Poet of the Year
  • 2011 ASPS Poet of the Year
  • 2014 ASPS Poet of the Year
  • 2015 ASPS Fall Contest Winners-Congrats to all our winners and all who part
  • 2015 ASPS Poet of the Year
  • 2016 ASPS Spring Contest Winners
  • 2016 ASPS Fall Contest Winners

  • 2010 ASPS SPRING CONTEST WINNERS

    Alabama State Poetry Society
    2010 Spring Contest Winners

    1. The ASPS Spring Contest. Sponsor ASPS. Category open to paid members only.
    $100, $50, $25, $10, and 3 HM’s in order of merit. Any form; any subject, 60 line limit.
    1st Place. “Inheritance” — Ellaraine Lockie — Sunnyvale, CA
    2nd Place. “Clementine” – Caroline Drew — Birmingham, AL
    3rd Place. “Winter Kill” — Jane E. Allen — Arab, AL
    4th Place. “I Went Back fo Tell Them” — Henry M. Spottswood — Maineville, OH
    1st HM. “The Window” — Charles K. Firmage — Boise, ID
    2nd HM. “Buying Breadat Sadie’s Flea Market” — T.L. Hensel — Alpharetta, GA
    3rd HM. “The Builder” — Donna Jean Tennis — Montgomery, AL

    2. The Dana Wichern Contest. Sponsored by Peter and Sarah Meister.
    Four awards of $25.00 each. No line limit.
    Winner. “Wellspring” — Ellaraine Lockie — Sunnyvale, CA
    Winner. “Dog Time” — Nedra Rogers — Lawrence, KS
    Winner. “The Noise Inside My Head” — Grant Posey — Town Creek, AL
    Winner. “I Stopped Today” — Mary E. Halliburton — Hope Hull, AL

    3. Spring Forward: the Innovation Award. Sponsor Susan Luther.
    Two prizes of $50.00 each. HM’s at judge’s discretion. Either invent and name a new form or stanza, or create a variation on an existing form. In addition to the poem itself, entries must include the name and rules of the form. Stanza length, if you are creating a new stanza form: 3 lines minimum, 14 lines max. Overall poem length, 14 lines minimum, 50 lines max.
    Any subject, humorous or serious.
    Winner. “Dance of Love” - Beverly Stanislawski - Crown Point, IN -
    Name of form: Octetra
    Winner. “The Pace of Love” - Catherine Moran - Little Rock, AR -
    Name of form: Three-Plex
    HM. “Symbols at Parting” - Dalene Stull - Danville, OH -
    Name of form: Innova
    HM. “ABC’s of Appellate Injustice” - Robert Leslie Palmer - Birmingham, AL -
    Name of form: Alliterative Alphabetical Bulletin

    4. Angels Among Us. Sponsor Jan Martin Harris.
    $30, $20, $10, and 3 HM’s.
    Any form; subject “Honoring past members who have moved away or passed on.”
    line limit 40
    1st Place. “Choosing a Casket” - Kolette Montague - Cartersville, UT
    2nd Place. “Her Sleeping Face” - Janet Johnson Anderson - Huntsville, AL
    3rd Place. “The Birds Who Remain on Shore” - Jim Barton - Huttig, AK
    1st HM. “My Favorite Poems by Those no Longer Here” - Dalene Stull - Danville, OH
    2nd HM. “Sunset Bridge” - Janet Lombard - Athens, GA
    3rd HM. “Helen Blackshear” - Mary E. Halliburton - Hope Hull, AL

    5. Haiku Series Award. Sponsor New Dawn Unlimited.
    $25, $15, $10.
    A series of 3 or 4 Haiku, subject appropriate to form.
    1st Place. “gray clouds dull the sky” - Sally Clark - Fredericksburg, TX
    2nd Place. “in the hospital” - Faye Williams Jones - North Little Rock, AR
    3rd Place. “wood ducks overhead” - Jim Barton - Huttig, AR
    1st HM. “lopsided grin” - Donna Jean Tennis - Montgomery, AL
    2nd HM. “Autumn leaf floats down” - Beverly Stanislawski - Crown Point, IN
    3rd HM. “feathers tinted rose” - Lee Pelham Cotton - Locust Hill, VA

    6. No contest stated.

    7. The Sport Award—in Honor of John Curbow.
    Sponsors Tommy Willis and Donna Jean Tennis.
    Any form; subject “any sport or sports figure,” line limit 40
    $25, $15, $10, and up to 3 HM’s at judge’s discretion.
    1st Place. “In Tune” - T. L. Hensel - Alpharetta, GA
    2nd Place. “Tara Lipinsky” - Dalene Stull - Danville, OH
    3rd Place. “Watching Greg Louganis” - Catherine Moran - Little Rock, AR
    1st HM. “Also Ran” - Jim Barton - Huttig, AR
    2nd HM. “Tee for Four” - Henry N. Goldman - Augusta, GA
    3rd HM. “Whale Wounded by Machine Gun” - Vivian Brown - Gulf Shores, AL

    8. “For Those Who Care: Award. Sponsor Sarah Fechter.
    Three prizes of $25 each.
    Any form, subject “Compassion and/or Justice,” line limit 42
    Winner. “The Antique China Cabinet” - Mary E. Halliburton - Hope Hull, AL
    Winner. “Regular Strangers” - Jerri Hardesty - Brierfield, AL
    Winner. None awarded

    9. The Jonathan Smith Memorial Award. Sponsors Joe and Gail Whitten
    $50, $30, $20, and 3 HM”s.
    Any form, subject “Springtime in your home state,” MUST by rhymed.
    1st Place. “Alabama Spring Sonnet” - Mary E. Halliburton - Hope Hull, AL
    2nd Place. “”Arkansas spring” - Catherine Moran - Little Rock, AR
    3rd Place. “Spring Storm in Eureka Springs” - Sara Gipson - North Little Rock, AR
    1st HM. “Spring Freeze in Ohio” - Dalene Stull - Danville, OH
    2nd HM. “The Announcement Party” - Jane E. Allen - Arab, AL
    3rd HM. “Spring Parade” - Robert L. Lynn - Duluth, GA

    10. Sonnet award. Sponsored by Joe and Gail Whitten
    $50, $30, $20, and 3 HM”s.
    Any subject, Shakespearean or Terza Rima sonnet
    1st Place. “Making love in a pick-up” — Catherine Moran — Little Rock, AR
    2nd Place. “My Father’s Retreat” — Dale Massey — Birmingham, AL
    3rd Place. “To Stand With Trees” — Kolette Montague — Centerville, UT
    1st HM. “Alabama Wedding” — Donna Jean Tennis — Montgomery, AL
    2nd HM. “On Foot, a Little Lost” — Vivian Brown — Gulf Shores, AL
    3rd HM. “After Seven Years” — Dalene Stull — Danville, OH



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