The Results Are In

Winners of the Poetry Council of NC 2011 Contests

Awards will be presented at Poetry Day, 10-2:30, October 1, Peeler Crystal Lounge, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

OSCAR ARNOLD YOUNG POETRY BOOK CONTEST
1st Place: David Rigsbee, The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems (New South Books)
2nd Place: Jodi Barnes, Unsettled (Main Street Rag)
Honorable Mention: Joseph Bathanti, Restoring Sacred Art (Star Cloud Press)
Honorable Mention: Nancy Simpson, Living Above the Frost Line (Carolina Wren Press)

ELLEN JOHNSTON-HALE LIGHT VERSE CONTEST
1st Place: Michael Beadle, “Because I Could Not Stop My Car” (Canton)
2nd Place: Janet Joyner, “Decoherence As My Ticket Out of the Quantum Mechanics of Underpants” (Winston-Salem)
3rd Place: Lisa Brewer, “Judgement Days” (N. Wilkesboro)
HM: Arnie Johanson, “Alto Angel” (Durham)
HM: William Everett, “Poetry” (Waynesville)
HM: Susan Lefler, “Prediction” (Brevard)

CHARLES SHULL TRADITIONAL POETRY CONTEST
1ST Place: Jane Shlensky, “Balance” (Bahama)
2nd Place: Karol Neufeld, “Bindings” (Greensboro)
3rd Place: Jo Barbara Taylor, “Knit 2 Together” (Raleigh)
HM: Lynn Veach Sadler, “On Not Performing” (Sanford)
HM: Glenna Wolfe, “October Turn” (Chapel Hill)

JAMES LARKIN PEARSON FREE VERSE CONTEST
1st Place: JS Absher, “How the VP of Banking Closes His Account” (Raleigh)
2nd Place: Allison Elrod, “The Growing Season” (Davidson)
3rd Place: Terry Collins, “Erosion” (Mt. Airy)
HM: Earl Huband, “The Last Word” (Durham)
HM: Janet Joyner, “Frog Boil” (Winston-Salem)
HM: Eleanor Rodman May, “The Lie” (Washington)

GLADYS OWINGS HUGHES HERITAGE CONTEST
1st Place: Sara Claytor, “Blood Sister” (Carrboro)
2nd Place: Janet Joyner, “Miss Rosalee” (Winston-Salem)
3rd Place: Alice Osborn, “Ice Cream Party” (Raleigh)
HM: JS Absher, “Daddy Runs Away to Fairbanks” (Raleigh)
HM: Priscilla Webster-Williams, “Mother’s Day 2011” (Durham)

SAM RAGAN HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST
1st Place: Maili Lim, “great neck, ny, 11021” (Charlotte, NCSSM-Durham)
2nd Place: Ruby Wyatt, (the wind blows with fervor) (Wilmington, New Hanover)
3rd Place: Anneliese Waters, “You” (Wilmington, New Hanover)
HM: Leah Marley, “That’s Me” (Castle Hayne, New Hanover)

CAROL BESSENT HAYMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTEST
1st Place: Emily Crook, “Wandering Mind” (Waynesville)
2nd Place: Madelyn Gatchel, “Realizing Me” (New Bern, HJ MacDonald)
3rd Place: Christian Alan Powell, “The Apple” (Clayton, Riverwood)
HM: Meredith Harper Simpson, “Questions of the Lonely” (Hickory, Hickory Day)
HM: Trent Tetterton, “The Glass Blockade” (Clayton, Riverwood)
HM: Amarachi Achonu, “The Pursuit of Happiness” (Clayton, Riverwood)

CHARLOTTE YOUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTEST
1st Place: Christopher Wurz, “Valentine’s Day” (Bethlehem)
2nd Place: Ryan Kemper, “Beyond the Mist” Cary, Davis Drive)
3rd Place: Jaelyn Massey, “Poem” (Winston-Salem, Arts Based)
HM: Hattie Pass, “Night” (Winston-Salem, Arts Based)
HM: Vincent Shirreffs, “Pause” (Bethlehem)
HM: Josei Brand, “Dive” (Winston-Salem, Arts Based)

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2 Responses to “The Results Are In”

  1. Jessie carty Says:

    Congrats to all the winners!

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