Month: June 2019

2019 National Federation of State Poetry Societies MANNINGHAM TRUST STUDENT POETRY WINNERS

Junior Division  Grades 6 through 8th Judge:   Jana Bouma, Madison Lake, Minnesota Cash Awards 1st Place    “This Big, Dark World” Bella Robinson, Portland, Oregon,  Grade 6 2nd Place  “My Childhood Poem” William Riebel, Salem, Oregon,  Grade 8 3rd Place  “Thinking Ocean” Caitlin Buffington, Centennial Colorado,  Grade 8 4th Place  “Views of a Vermillion Vineyard” Hannah …

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Board Minutes of May 6, 2019

Present: Shirley, Lynn, Diane, Bruce, Charles, Erik, Stella, Jennifer, Dale. Minutes: The April 10 Board meeting minutes were approved. Reports:                Treasurer’s Report: Lynn reported finances in general are in good shape (see handout), with an increase in membership monies. Lynn will write a grant proposal for the next Cascadia.   Membership: Charles reported membership …

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2019 Spring Contest Winner: 1st Place, Theme–Climate

Judge’s comments I ultimately awarded first place to “Loaded trunk falling down a flight of stairs like choir birds” for its unrelenting imagery and the author’s broad perspective on the theme. —Nancy Carol Moody Poet bio Shari Crane Fox comes from Cherokee, Lakota, Blackfoot and Irish roots. She holds advanced degrees from the University of …

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2019 Spring Contest Winner: 2nd Place, Theme–Climate

Judge’s comments My second-place choice, “Assemblage. The Anthropocene,” successfully employs the device of a visual artwork (the assemblage of the title) to imagine a geographical reality in urgently enjambed and insistent language. —Nancy Carol Moody Poet bio Michael G. Smith’s poetry has been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Crannóg, Labletter, Nimrod, …

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2019 Spring Contest Winner: 3rd Place, Theme–Climate

Impending Water Shortage: Facts & Incantations by Khadija Anderson Over 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 Money washed in clear rain water cannot be stolen   To spill water while carrying it from the spring or brook is an omen of sorrow Global demand for water has increased six-fold over the past …

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2019 Spring Contest, Theme–Climate: Honorable Mentions and Judge’s Comments

Honorable mentions: 1st Honorable Mention: “I Promise to Keep These Promises” by Jennifer Dorner, Klamath Falls, OR 2nd Honorable Mention: “Anthem for the Anthropocene” by Alida Rol, Eugene, OR 3rd Honorable Mention: “Ode to the Worst Air Quality in Two Decades” by Hillary Tully, Eugene, OR Judge’s comments Congratulations to all of the poets who …

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2019 Spring Contest Winner: 1st Place, Traditional Form–Ghazal

Slippage by Eleanor Berry Venus of Urbino, Olympia—each successive version slips farther indoors from the mythic landscape where Botticelli’s Venus sleeps. In Hiratsuka’s Breakfast on the Bed, the reclining female is not nude, though she appears so from a distance. Up close, one sees she’s wearing a slip. From outside the frame, a maid comes …

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2019 Spring Contest Winner: 2nd Place, Traditional Form–Ghazal

For a Distant Friend by Delia Garigan While I’m cracking eggs & heaping plates with food Campers and vans line the roadway, in assembly with you.   A child’s teeth will be opening for the brush When a fox slides out from the scrub, scenting you.   At the crest of the hill the road …

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2019 Spring Contest, Traditional Form–Ghazal Honorable Mentions and Judge’s Comments

Judge’s comments The ghazal entries arrived on my doorstep while I had the flu. My first reading of these beautiful poems cheered, lifted, and helped heal me—so much wisdom and craft! Such deep feeling and acute intelligence! Because of the high quality of entries, though, selecting the winners and honorable mentions was difficult, requiring many, …

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