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2009 Poetry Contest

April 5th, 2009

Congratulations to Sharron Singleton for winning first place in the 2009 Best Poetry Contest, co-sponsored by Richmond Magazine. Read this article to find out more about Sharron and read her four poems.

Here are other 2009 winners:

Finalists (read the finalists’ poems in this article)

  • Henry Hart — “Communion,” “White Goddess,” “After Halloween, Before Election Day,” and “Independence Day”
  • Elisabeth Murawski — “Maternal,” “Ignominy on Garland Avenue,” “Rising Sun Nursing Home,” and “May I?”

Honorable Mentions

  • Darren Morris — “Coordinates: A Rooftop Sunrise,” “Scoiattolo: Negligee,” “Romulus: A Child’s Nose,” and “Sweet Cream”
  • Derek Kannemeyer — “For My Book of Hours,” “Mission,” “Drapetomania,” and “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”
  • Melissa Dobson — “Incipit,” “Westering,” “Reading Rapunzel,” and “Spoken For”
  • Greg Bowles — “These Things of Such Love,” “The Battle of Beavers,” and “Three Deaths, Bavan-Olgii, Mongolia”
  • Erin Lambert — “An Apology to Mr. Poe,” “How to Remember,” “Within the Proximity of an Answer,” and “Alphabetical Seduction”

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