Outermost Poetry Contest Winners

Community Radio of Cape Cod is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest.

Regional Winners:
1st Place ($300 prize) “Early Mornings in Oradour” by Angela Graham, Eastham, MA
2nd Place “Words in the Back of My Throat” by BettyAnn Lauria, Yarmouthport, MA
3rd Place “What’s Left Behind at the Gate” by Lauren Wolk, Centerville, MA

Regional Honorable Mentions:
“I Miss my Friend” by Wilderness Sarchild, Brewster, MA
“Rene and Marcella” by Lynne Viti, Wellfleet, MA
“Death by Invisibility” by Jo Brisbane, East Dennis, MA
“Vigil” by J. Lorraine Brown, Mashpee, MA
“It’s Crowded in Here” by Sally Dunn, Harwich, MA
“I am my Father’s Walking Shoes” by Jo Brisbane, East Dennis, MA
“Kneel Down” by Dianne Woods Ashley, Eastham, MA

National Winners:
1st Place ($1,000 prize) “Impossible Possibilities” by Devreaux Baker, Mendocino, CA
2nd Place “Dog” by Meredith Holmes, Cleveland Heights, OH
3rd Place “On New Year’s Eve” by Dana Kroos, Houston TX

National Honorable Mentions:
“Letter to Sally” by Laura Foley, South Pomfret VT
“Ordinary” by Helen Mesick, East Greenbush, NY
“Prayer in November” by Catherine DeNunzio-Gabordi, Ledyard, CT
“Birth” by C Ruth Watterson, Medford MA
“Stack O’Lee” by Thomas Kevin O’Rourke, Minneapolis, MN
“Blackened Gold” by Janet T Cannon, Ann Arbor MI
“The Greed is in the Unraveling” by Caledonia Kearnes, Brooklyn NY

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest!
Please join us for the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Reading in March.
The regional winners and honorable mentions are invited to read their poem at Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Thursday, March 22rd at 7:30 P.M. where they will share the stage with contest judge Marge Piercy. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest Facebook page.