Heart Poetry Award $500.00
& Publication Heart #11 -2016
Margaret E. Sharp
Michelle Adserias - Ogdensburg, Wisconsin
Charmin Blazier – South Riding, Virginia
Lauren Coggins – Clover, South Carolina
A Night and the Next Morning
N L Cook – St. Paul, Minnesota
Waiting for the Tsunami
Susan Sweetland Garay – Yamhill, Oregon
Katharyn Howd Machan – Ithaca, New York
Carolyn Martin – Clackamas, Oregon
Last Day on a Norwegian Cruise
Marianne Patty – Dunwoody, Georgia
The Underpass Concerto
Tim Robare – Plattsburgh, New York
Scot Siegel – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Old Forgotten Things
Patty Tancyus – Afton, Virginia
27 poets entered the contest. Entry reserved a copy of Heart #11, 2016.
Expected publication by end of May, 2016.
Thanks for your participation!
Connie L. Martin, Editor
Contest Judge: John Sibley Williams
John is from Portland, Oregon. He won The HEART Poetry Award $500 in 2011. View his winning poem in HEART #8 issue.
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John Sibley Williams is the author of eight
poetry collections, most recently Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013) and The End of Mythology (Virgogray Press, 2013), and has served as editor of the recent Northwest poetry anthologies Alive at the Center (Ooligan Press, 2013) and Motionless from the Iron Bridge (barebones books, 2013). He is the winner of the HEART Poetry Award and has been nominated for the Pushcart, Best of the Net, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. A few previous publishing credits include: American Literary Review, Third Coast, Nimrod International Journal, Rio Grande Review, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, RHINO, and various anthologies.
John co-founded the Inflectionist poetry movement, edits its journal,The Inflectionist Review, and serves as Board Member of the Friends of William Stafford and Co-Director of the Walt Whitman 150 organization. He also co-founded the Moonlit Poetry Caravan, a Portland-based critique group.
John holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier College and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University, where he served as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and Marketing Manager of Three Muses Press.
Currently John works as Marketing Director of Inkwater Press and as a freelance literary agent and publicist, representing poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction.
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