Winners Announced for WI Academy 2010 Poetry Contest

The Wisconsin Academy of of Sciences, Arts, and Letters has announced the winners of the Wisconsin Academy 2010 poetry contest (as well as winners of their short story contest, I should mention). I had the honor of being a first-round judge and can attest to the quality of the entries. Congratulations to the following winning poets:

  • 1st Place: “The Only Tavern in Hyde, Wisconsin,” by Austin Smith, Arena
  • 2nd Place: “Stoneboat,” by Judy Kolosso, Slinger
  • 3rd Place: “Being Carbon-based Creatures,” by Kathleen Dale, Milwaukee

And to the runners up (in alphabetical order):

  • “That Summer,” Karla Huston, Appleton
  • “Thoughts of Lace,” Kinzy Janssen, Eau Claire
  • “Remembering Woolworth’s,” Andrea Potos, Madison
  • “3 or 4 Things I Know about History,” by Rita May Reese, Madison
  • “She’s a Jazz Singer,” Richard Roe, Middleton
  • “He Was From,” E. P. Schultz, Soldiers Grove
  • “Graveyard Shift,” Shoshauna Shy, Madison
  • “The third wish always taking the form of a retraction,” Chris Taylor, Baraboo
  • “Last Love Letter to 5 a.m.,” Casey Thayer, Madison
  • “The Birth Canal,” Patricia Zontelli, Menomonie

If those titles make you curious (I absolutely love “The third wish…”!) you can learn more at the Wisconsin Academy 2010 Poetry Contest Web page, or order a copy of the issue for $5 cheap! Tell them I sent you. ;-)

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