Joe Gouviea Outermost Poetry Contest winners

10th annual Joe Gouviea Outermost Poetry Contest winners


National Winners

1st Place ($1,000 prize): The Loon God of Megunticook Lake, James K. Zimmerman, Pleasantville, NY
2nd Place: Three Streams, Paul Dresman, Eugene, OR
3rd Place: Field Notes for a Guide to Extinction, Kathleen R. O’Toole, Gaithersburg, MD


National Honorable Mentions:

This Love of Earthly Things, Jerome Gagnon, Hayward, CA
Sleep, Paula J. Lambert, Dublin, OH
Passing Through, Stephen Benz, Albuquerque, NM
It’s Systemic, Harry Moore, Decatur, AL
Sally Hemings Will Always Have Paris, Amanda Oliver Hendricks, Pinson, AL
A new year breaks at Clear Creek Lodge, Idaho City, Stacey Forbes, Oro Valley, AZ
As I Enter The Lobby Of The Sullivan Building, One Thing, At Least, Becomes Clear, Meredith Holmes, Cleveland Heights, OH


Regional Winners, Cape Cod based poets

1st Place ($300 prize): Aftermath In the Boston Public Garden, Jennifer M. Phillips, Barnstable
2nd Place: In The Woods, M. Bleichman, Brewster
3rd Place: A noise in the next room can’t be explained by the cat, Lucile Burt, Wellfleet


Regional Honorable Mentions:

The Entrance to Heaven, Wayne Miller, Sandwich
An Intimate War, BettyAnn Lauria, Yarmouth Port
The Mice, Mary Ellen Redmond, South Dennis
Heart Like Switchgrass, Jen Sexton-Riley, South Yarmouth
Flurries, Jim Kubat, Yarmouth Port
Oh, and thank you for the bail money, Gregory Hischak, Yarmouth Port
Sugaring Off Time, Anne Hoffman, Chatham