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The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially


in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to


excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of


other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 





 

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2019 Annual Contest Winners

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I. ASPS Award

1. Alan Perry--Synesthesia

2. Claire Scott (Rubin)--Car Keys at Eighty-Two

3. Megan Jacobson--Starving


II. Legacy Award

1. Von S. Bourland--Celestial Courtship

2. Sara Gipson--Fishers

3. Gail Denham--New Car


III. Long Free Verse

1. Nancy Simmonds--Because of Blackbirds

2. Jody Serey--At the Diner in Cincinnati, 1975

3. Jody Serey--Tiny Death


IV. Short Free Verse

1. Linda Rittenhouse--Snowbird

2. Kolette Montague--The Trickster's Shadow

3. Joy Valerius--Cactus Ghosts


V. Nature on the Edge

1. Von S. Bourland--Shades of Gray

2. Gail Denham--Picture

3. Michael Fleming--In the Woods


VI. Traditional Rhyming Poetry

1. Nancy Simmonds--The Threat

2. Kolette Montague--Morning Sparrows

3. Robert Schinzel--Autumn Chill


VII. Shakespeare Matters

1. Tia Ballantine--The Beautiful Empty

2. Rita Aiken Morita--Love Tends to Disconcert

3. Von S. Bourland--Only Silence Can Suffice


VIII. Humor

1. V. Kimball Barney--Baseball in Heaven

2. V. Kimball Barney--Dying for a Cookie

3. V. Kimball Barney--Terrified Taxi Driver


IX. Haiku Roundup

1. Von S. Bourland--Bare Harvested Field

2. Joy Valerius--Cactus Wrens

3. Dr. Emory D. Jones--Trees Stretch


X. Young Poets Award

1. Divya Mehrish--Abecedarian Proceedings

2. Divya Mehrish--Phonetic

3. Divya Mehrish--The Landline After the Divorce

September 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Tia Ballantine

--Backlit


Sharon Browning

--We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident


Gail Denham

--The View From Here


Charles Firmage

--Throwing Rice


Annette Gagliardi

--Old Hotel


Mark Hudson

--Ashley and the Worm


Brooklyn Sabine

--Dreams


Jane Stuart

--Finding Thon

--What is the wind? Without a summer day

August 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Tia Ballantine

--Documentary Evidence of Yesteryear

--Donner Party Revisited


Gail Denham

--Action...for William Stafford


Charles Firmage

--Fake News


Annette Gagliardi

--My Hand in His


Janet Rives

--(haiku) Girl style three speed bike...

--Warmed

--Shattered


Jane Stuart

--Summer Evening

July 2019 Monthly Contest Winnners

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Tia Ballantine

--A Map of Summer (or Political Optimism)

--No Warning


Gail Denham

--Free?


Charles Firmage

--Desert's Changing


Annette Gagliardi

--Nature Sings


Alan Perry

--Bird Feed

--Pas de Deux


Kim Sosin

--Return to Yellowstone


Eva Willis

--Perspective

June 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Paul Callahan

--Father's Time

--Our Hero


Gail Denham

--Diets


Charles Firmage

--What Is Truth


Janet Rives

--Cold Snap


Jane Stuart

--Breezy Morning

--Fence Building

--The Fairy Orchard


Steve Watson

--Snow Falls Blue



May 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Rhonda Brown

--I Delight in the Day Lilies


Gail Denham

--Tree Down


Charles Firmage

--Emmylou Whitehall

--Mourning Dove


Jane Stuart

--Outside Conversation

--Vee


Steve Watson

--Baja Bad


Eva Willis

--Spring in the Southwest


Sonya Zetlan

--Academic Discourse

April 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Gail Denham

--One Day, One More Wind


Mark Hudson

--Blind Raftery's Gold Tombstone


Walter Ralston

--Snapshot


Janet Rives

--Remains


Stuart Watkins

--Gold for a Farm


Steve Watson

--The Mog

--The Wasp


Christy White

-Mewditation


Raney Wright

--Ribs of Gold


March 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Charles Firmage

--Lexus in Texas


Mark Hudson

--Two Nine-Year-Old Girls on a Cruise


Jane Stuart

--We Wait For Rain

--Disappearing Earth

--The Night Wind Blows


Steve Watson

--La Serena

--Apache Teardrops


Christy White

--Mockingbird Lullaby


Eva Willis

--High Country

Another TPS Poetry Workshop

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On March 9, 2019 the Tucson Poetry Society (TPS) held the second in its 2019 series of poetry workshops for its members. TPS members Gene Twaronite and Alan Perry conducted  "How to Hold A Poetry Editor's...Attention: Tips on Submitting Your Poems". The workshop topics included:

--Top 10 Tips on submitting your poems

--A learning activity on how to use the Poets & Writers website and tools to research markets for your poetry

--12 "approachable" poetry markets--some "poet-friendly" places to submit your poetry

--A sample cover letter to accompany your submissions

--The article "Where to Submit Your Work" which names additional submission resources

--A poem "Submission Request" that has a tongue-in-cheek view of the submission process

With nearly 25 members in attendance, the feedback on the workshop was very positive. Attendees went online to the Poets & Writers website and began searching for journals to which they could submit their poems. Several members said the workshop gave them the tools and motivation to submit their poems...now!

February 2019 Monthly Contest Winners

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Rhonda Brown

--Unfiltered Words


Gail Denham

--Playground Nightmares

--Foggy Mind

--Safe


Charles Firmage

--Smokerings in the Air


Annette Gagliardi

--Good For: One Free Ride


Steve Watson

--The Wharf

--Soledad


Christy White

--In the Cupboard


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