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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

  • 2013 ASPS Fall Contest winners

    Contest 1-ASPS Fall Contest
    1st "Lost Civilizations" by Jodi Adamson of Deatsville, AL
    2nd "A Prairie Mother's Life" by Dalene Stull of Danville, OH
    3rd "Templeton Library" by Virginia Gilbert of Madison, AL
    4th "The Widow of Methuselah" by Faye Gaston of Union Springs, AL
    1st HM "Boring Me to Death" by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, AR
    2nd HM "First Love Letter" by Robert L Lynn of Duluth, GA
    3rd HM "The Woman Who Always Walked" by Betty Spence of Mobile, AL
    4th HM "Zero at the Bone" by Joanne Ramey Cage of Leeds, AL


    Contest 2-"The Wide Open Contest" sponsored by Barry Marks
    1st "Old Town" by Henry Spottswood of Cinncinatti, OH
    2nd "Bittersweet" by Evelyn Hurley of Gaylesville, AL
    3rd "Blast From the Past" by Nick Sweet of Shepherd, TX


    Contest 3-"Wish I'd Written It Contest" sponsored by Henry Spottswood
    1st "Conrad Aiken's Immortal Line" by Joanne Ramey Cage of Leeds, AL
    2nd "The Eastern Phoebe" by Faye Adams of Desoto, MO
    3rd "A Poet of the Night" by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, AR
    1st HM "True Poems Flee" by Becky Alexander of Cambridge, Ontario
    2nd HM "The Bliss of Solitude" by Vera Ogden Bakker of West Bountiful, UT


    Contest 4-sponsored by Joanne Cage
    1st "Stretching for the Light" by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, AR
    2nd "Picking Hands" by Cleveland Brown of Evergreen, AL
    3rd "Stand Down" by Beth Sherrill of Tuscaloosa, AL
    1st HM "Southern Summers" by Faye Adams of Desoto, MO
    2nd HM "The Watchkeepers" by Jane E Allen of Arab, AL
    3rd HM "Sunday:May 23, 1999" by Evelyn Hurley of Gaylesville, AL


    Contest 5-"The Pushing Forward Award" sponsored by Janet Anderson
    1st "Finding Another Breath" by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, AR
    2nd "My Father's Woodpile" by Nick Sweet of Shepherd, TX
    3rd "Start Over" by Vera Ogden Bakker of West Bountiful, UT
    HM "Go Away Black Cat" by Joanne Ramey Cage of Leeds, AL


    Contest 6-"Winkelbeck's Challenge Award" sponsored by Barbara Blanks
    1st "The Last Flight" by Evelyn Hurley of Gaylesville, AL
    2nd "Long Distance Kisses" by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, AL
    3rd "Auburn, Topaz, Garnet, Brick" by Dalene Stull of Danville, OH


    Contest 7-"The Purse or Glovebox Award" sponsored by Jodi Adamson
    1st "Bag of Holding" by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, AL
    2nd "Her Lifeline" by Faye Gaston of Union Springs, AL
    3rd "Accumulations" by Evelyn Hurley of Gaylesville, AL


    Contest 8-" What Writing Means to Me" sponsored by Writers Anonymous
    1st "On the Tip of My Pen" by Evelyn Hurley of Gaylesville, AL
    2nd "The Birth of a Poem" by Joanne Ramey Cage of Leeds, AL
    3rd "All the Reasons Why" by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, AR
    1st HM "What I Am" by Barbara Blanks of Garland, TX
    2nd HM "Poetry Won't Keep Us Alive" by Dalene Stull of Danville, OH
    3rd HM "The Birth of a Poem" by Faye Gaston of Union Springs, AL


    Contest 9-"The David Kato Prize" sponsored by Jendi Reiter
    1st "Diversity and Justice" by Debra Self of Alexander City, AL
    2nd "Things My Sisters Taught Me" by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, AL
    3rd "Who We Are" by Barbara Blanks of Garland, TX
    HM "Back in the Day Before the Word Gay" by Jean Marie Purcell of Eugene, OR


    Contest 10-"Southern and Proud of It Award" sponsored by Grady Sue Saxon
    1st "The Night Does Not Fall" by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, AL
    2nd "Seasons of Gold" by Evelyn Hurley of Gaylesville, AL
    3rd "Kentucky Lake This Morning" by Becky Alexander of Cambridge, OH
    1st HM "Alabama Spring" by Vincent Tomeo of Flushing, NY
    2nd HM "Genus Mirabilis" by Georgette Perry of Huntsville, AL


    Contest 11-"Fall From Grace Award" sponsored by Emily Grimes-Henderson
    1st "Awkward" by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, AL
    2nd "To Randa" by Laurie Jean Weil of Montgomery, AL
    3rd "They Shoot Horses" by Barbara Blanks of Garland, TX


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