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  • 2014 ASPS Spring Contest winners

    Contest 1 Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest ( 48 entries)

    1st Place “Like Fairy Dust Like Dream” by PT Paul of Spanish Fort, Alabama

    2nd Place “Dangling” by Robert Lynn of Duluth, Georgia

    3rd Place “I Think I’m Depressed” by Faye Gaston of Union Springs, Alabama

    4th Place “Spirits of Suwanee” by Bettye K Cannizzo of Hartselle, Alabama

    1st Honorable Mention “Starting with the Lake” by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, Arkansas

    2nd Honorable Mention “Missing Grandma and Papa” by Grady Sue Saxon of Leeds, Alabama

    3rd Honorable Mention “For the Children” by Gail Gehlken of Irvinton, Alabama

    Citation “Old Age” by Taney A. Brazeal of Fairhope, Alabama



    Contest 2 Sequoyah Writes (23 Entries) Sponsored by Jerri Beck

    1st Place “Hike to Sweetleehachu” by Mavis M. Jarrell of Mobile, Alabama

    2nd Place “Anna” by Grady Sue Saxon of Leeds, Alabama

    3rd Place “ Grave Island” by Bettye K Cannizzo of Hartselle, Alabama

    Honorable Mention “Young Pups” by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, Alabama



    Contest 3 The Prose Knows Contest in honor of Sue Walker sponsored by Barry Marks( 30 Entries)

    1st Place “Higher Education” by Susan Martinello of Gulf Shores, Alabama

    2nd Place “An Ill Romance” by Jodi Adamson of Deatsville, Alabama

    3rd Place “”Black Friday” by Jennifer Grant of Gainesville ,Florida

    Honorable Mention “Submerged” by Lee Pelham Cotton of Locust Hill, Virginia



    Contest 4 “Sisters Contest Sponsored by Sue Walker in honor of her sister Jean Ruben (39 entries)

    1st Place “ To My Older Sister Now Gone” by Barbara Blanks of Garland ,Texas

    2nd Place “First Order Friend” by Catherine Moran of Little Rock ,Arkansas

    3rd Place “Conversation with Manticore” by P.T. Paul of Spanish Fort, Alabama



    Contest 5 Winklebleck’s Challenge Award sponsored by Barbara Blanks in memory of Mary Winklebleck ( 33 Entries)

    1st Place “Thoughts on being Picked Up in a Bar” by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, Arkansas

    2nd Place “Late October” by Dalene Stull of Danville ,Ohio

    3rd Place “:Alabama Birds Celcbrated by Vivian Brown of Fairhope, Alabama

    1st Honorable Mention “Water Shadows” by Vera Ogden Bakker of West Bountiful, Utah

    2nd Honorable Mention “Little Princess” by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, Alabama

    3rd Honorable Mention “ Hair Haiku” by Jodi Adamson of Deatsville Alabama



    Contest 6 Parody Contest sponsored by Jodi Adamson (21 Entries)

    1st Place “ConJockey by Sara Gipson of Scott, Arkansas

    2nd Place “ The Cats on the White Brocade” by Lee Pelham Cotton of Locust Hill, Virginia

    3rd Place “Graduate Rest!” by Joanne Ramey Cage of Leeds Alabama



    Contest 7 “The Edwin Arlington Robinson Memorial Award” sponsored by Ramey Chanell (18 Entries)

    1st Place “Evening Routine on the Farm” by Aroline Walton of Crystal River, Florida

    2nd Place “:On a clam Summer Evening” by Gail Denham of Sunriver ,Oregon

    3rd Place “A Calm Summer Night” by Faye Gaston of Union Springs, Alabama

    Honorable Mention “In-between” by Catherine Moran of Little Rock Arkansas



    Contest 8 Frost’s Spring Award sponsored by P.T. Paul (20 Entries)

    1st Place “Progress” by Jessica Jones of Daphne, Alabama

    2nd Place “As Robert Frost said’Nothing gold can stay’” by Gail Gehlken of Irvington, Alabama

    3rd Place “Riposte to Frost” by Barbara Blanks of Garland, Texas



    Contest 9 “Kathryn Windham Tucker Award” sponsored by Betty Spence (30 entries)

    1st Place “Dear Papa” by Susan Martinello of Gulf Shores Alabama

    2nd Place “Golden Mouth by Robert Lynn of Duluth, Georgia

    3rd Place “The Battle” by Shawnette Richey of Pell City, Alabama

    1st Honorable Mention “Still Life” by Catherine Moore of Franklin Tennessee

    2nd Honorable Mention “After He Slams Out the Door” by Madelyn Eastlund of Beverly Hills, Florida



    Contest 10 “The Helen Norris Memorial; Prize ” sponsored by Barry Marks (26 entries)

    1st place “Conduit” by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, Alabama

    2nd Place ”Forest Visitor” by Robert Lynn of Duluth, Georgia

    3rd Place ”Last Days” by Dalene Stull of Danville,Ohio

    1st Honorable Mention “Winter’s Saving Grace” by Faye Adams of DeSoto, Missouri

    2nd Honorable Mention “A Shower of Stones” by Lee Pelham Cotton of Locust Hill, Virginia

    3rd Honorable Mention “Response to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 50 by Vivian Brown of Fairhope, Alabama



    Contest 11 “Conciousness Award” sponsored by Emily Grimes-Henderson (25 entries)

    1st Place “Auschwitz Birkenau 2003 by Vincent J. Tomeo of Flushing, New York

    2nd Place “Postcard from America to Allen Ginsberg (Returned, Forwarding order Expired)” by P.T. Paul of Spanish Fort, Alabama

    3rd Place “The Poetry Connection” by Barbara Blanks of Garland ,Texas

    Honorable Mention “Field Hand” by Taney A. Brazeal of Fairhope, Alabama



    Contest 12 The David Kato Prize in honor of murdered Ugandan Gay Activist David Kato (1966-2011) sponsored by Jendi Reiter

    1st Place “Before” by Catherine Moore of Franklin, Tennessee

    2nd Place “To Kill a Mockingbird- LGBT Style”by Lynn Veach Sadler of Pittsboro, North Carolina

    3rd Place “I Love Differently” by Debra Self of Alexander City, Alabama

    I apologize for any mistakes made. Thanks!

    Also for all who couldn't attend or the out of state winners, your awards will be in mail sometime this week (4-27). Congrats to all our winners and to those who entered that gave the winners a run for their money:)



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