Posted November 7, 2019.

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2019 Contest Winners

Poet’s Choice — Carl Adamshick, Judge

1st Place: “Tiny Blue Flowers” by Danielle Stricklin, Eugene, OR

2nd Place: “Original Face” by Michael Selker, Portland, OR

3rdPlace: “My Selfie Poem” by Cynthia Jacobi, Newport, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “Barbizon Nightgowns” by Sandra Rokoff-Lizut, McMinnville, OR

2nd Honorable Mention: “Do Not Be Afraid” by Michael Hanner, Eugene, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Death’s Usher” by Jessica Mehta, Hillsboro, OR

Members Only — Leah Stenson, Judge

1st Place: “You Never Can Replace a Dog You Love” by David Hedges,
West Linn, OR

2nd Place: “To the Moon after the Blood Red Moon” by Amy Baskin, Portland, OR

3rd Place: “Here a Small Rain” by Nancy Christopherson, Baker City, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “El Corazón del Invierno” by Michael Hanner, Eugene, OR        

2nd Honorable Mention: “Even If It Hurts” by Karen Keltz, Tillamook, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “What I Learn” by Lorna Rose, Wenatchee, WA

New Poets — Stephanie Adams-Santos, Judge

1st Place: “Mercy” by Quinn Miller, Portland, OR

2nd Place: “They Try to Remind Us” by James R. Merrill, Salem, OR

3rd Place: “The Bull” by Nadine Fiedler, Portland, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “Stage Four” by Jackie McManus, Lyle, WA

2nd Honorable Mention: “Someday” by Mary Theis, Talent, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Unraveling” by Norm Baxter, Salem, OR

Traditional Form – Blank Verse — John Morrison, Judge

1st Place: “Gifted” by Diana Morley, Talent, OR

2nd Place: “The Prince: First Anniversary” by Carolyn Martin, Clackamas, OR

3rd Place: “Elegy for Hands” by Susan Morse, Salem, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “Full Moons” by Susanne Twight-Alexander, Eugene, OR

2nd Honorable Mention: “The Dandelion’s Rant” by Paul Telles, Beaverton, OR

3rd Honorable Mention:1 “Finding My Song” by Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX

Theme – Our Common Life Toni Lumbrazo Luna, Judge    

1st Place: “The Porch in Summer” by Lynn Robertson, Pendleton, OR

2nd Place: “Abatement” by Suzy Harris, Portland, OR

3rd Place: “Debris” by Stephanie Striffler, Portland, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “The Neighbor Brings a Boat Home” by Colette Jonopulos, Denver, CO

2nd Honorable Mention: “Facing the Light” by Jana Carp, Salem, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Earth: An Abecedarian Ode” by Alida Rol, Eugene, OR

OPA congratulates all who participated!

Winning poems will appear under “Poet’s Spotlight” beginning in December.

One thought on “Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2019 Contest Winners

  1. Greetings! I am overjoyed to be on your website as a fall contest winner (new poets, 3rd prize). I do see, though, that my poem’s formatting has been stripped away. May I email the poem, The Bull, to you so that the formatting may be restored? I’d greatly appreciate it! You may also call or text me at 603-238-3776 if that’s better for you. I have some appointments this morning but will keep checking email and texts when I can! Thanks!

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