Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947
photo by Peter Morton

October, 2018

Dear Poetry Society of Vermont Members,


We need a summer contest co-chair. Whoever volunteers will coordinate summer contests using Submittable, and will serve as a voting member of the Executive Council. Contact me if you are interested. We’ll provide lots of training and help.

Below are the winners of our Autumn Workshop and Summer Contests. Thanks to all who submitted. Autumn poems are posted on our website.

Thanks to Joyce Thomas for an excellent writing workshop and at our October 16th gathering at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.

At that meeting the amendments to the PSOV Constitution passed unanimously. You’ll receive the new version in November.

Our national contest is open. Please submit your work. Each submission fee is a donation for the ongoing work of The Poetry Society of Vermont. Details at: http://Poetrysocietyofvermont.org

For poetry,

George

Poetry Society of Vermont
George Longenecker, President

 

2018 Autumn Workshop Winners: 

1st Place Tie                “One Last Sweet Breath”        Ann B. Day

1st Place Tie                “Sugar Kelp”                           Judith Janoo

3rd Place                       “The Imperative of ‘I’”           David Stauffer

4th Place Tie                “War Games (After Bishop)”   Marta Finch

4th Place Tie               “Ledge”                                     Ellen Parent

 

PSOV 2018 Summer Contest Winners

 

 

MARY MARGARET AUDETTE MEMORIAL AWARD

1st Place                      “Inheritance”                           Sam Hewitt

Honorable Mention     “Fall Bouquet”                        Wilma A. Johnson

 

J. RICHARD BARRY MEMORIAL AWARD

1st Place                       “An Old Vermonter”              Deb Chadwick

2nd Place                      “Wallace Farm”                       Caleigh Cross

3rd Place                       “Ballet Russe”                         Marshall Witten

Honorable Mention     “The Call”                               Nancy Vandenburgh

 

MARIAN GLEASON MEMORIAL AWARD

 

1st Place                       “On the Interstate “                Ann Day

Honorable Mention     “The Last Pantoum”               Steven Cahill

           

GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD

1st Place                      "The Edge of the Gorge"        Judith Janoo   

2nd Place                    "A Biblical Prophecy"             Marcia Angermann

3rd Place                     "Thoughts at Dinner at Ebeneezer’s Pub in Minot, North Dakota"                                                                                                                           Richard Lyders

Honorable Mention     "Viking Conversion, 1200"     Wilma Johnson

 

LAURA J. SPOONER MEMORIAL AWARD

1st Place                      “Mike”                                     Judith Janoo                           

Honorable Mention     “Anniversary Dinner”             Sarah Dickerson Snyder

 

CHRIS WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD

1st Place                       “Salmo, GMA”                       Judith Janoo

Honorable Mention     “Miss Gertz”                           Janet Hayward Burnham