1st Honorable Mention: “Visit to Seattle” by Lucy Cotter, Portland, OR
2nd Honorable Mention: “Response to Tess Gallagher’s poem ‘He Would Have, in Moon Crossing Bridge’” by Bren Carver, Newport, OR
3rd Honorable Mention: “Coming Home” by Emily Antonia Fox García, Vancouver, WA
I had to remind myself I was judging the New Poets category because of the caliber of these poems. I salute these new poets for submitting, and I hope this is the beginning of a long, successful career.