Heart Poetry Award $500.00

& Publication Heart #11 -2016


Winter Field


Margaret E. Sharp

Knoxville, Tennessee


Honorable Mentions

& Publication

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

Two-Sided Journey

A Poet


Scot Siegel – Lake Oswego, Oregon

Old Forgotten Things


Patty Tancyus – Afton, Virginia

Vision Quest


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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Email:   jswilliams1307@gmail.com




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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