2nd Annual Outermost Poetry Contest Winners

This year’s edition of the contest was once again a phenomenal success. Huge thanks to Joe Gouveia for organizing the contest, and thanks to everyone who helped Joe see the contest through. Special gratitude to celebrity judge Marge Piercy for lending her expertise to the process.

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Congratulations to the winners and everyone who submitted their work.

Cape Cod contest winners:

First Place ($200.00 prize):
A Further Explication of Ironyby Elizabeth Bradfield, Provincetown, MA

Second Place:
Bed-Time Story by Judith Partelow, Harwich, MA
Third Place:
A Dropped Stitch by Robin Smith Johnson, Mashpee MA

National contest winners:

First Place ($1,000.00 prize):
A poet’s harp, made of the breastbone of his muse, sings the Unnamable
   by Kevin O’Rourke, Minneapolis, MN

Second Place:
The Shriek by Joan Michelson, London, England
Third Place:
The Dogs of Puerto Rico by Chivas Sandage, Colinsville, CT

You can read all of the poems and see the list of honorable mentions by clicking here.