Poetry Contest Winners

2015

Winner of the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, Judged by D.A. Powell:

“Plans to Disembark,” Seann Weir 

Finalists:

1st Runner Up: “Things I Wish I Told My Mother” by Samuel Piccone
2nd Runner Up: “Yard Sale Full of Old Meat” by Mark Baumer
Honorable Mentions: “Prologue” by Dylan Carpenter and “Elegy for a Bell” by Cintia Santana

2014

Winner of the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, judged by Jane Miller:

“The Loneliness of the Middle Distance Transmissions Aggregator” by Marco Maisto

Finalist:

“Come Back” by Sally Rodgers

2013

Winner of the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, judged by Jane Miller:

“Nude to Pink” by Madeline Vardell

2012

Winner of the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry:

  • “Then, the Unabridged” by Benjamin Sutton

Finalists:

  • “I Expect to Make a Complete Recovery” by Rachel Bennett
  • “If from a Great Nature, Our Own Abyss” by Andrew Ruzkowski

2011

Winner of the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry:

  • “Kissing Oscar Wilde” by Jade Sylvan

Finalists:

  • “Short Lists on a Diagnosis” by Aran Donovan
  • “Love in the Graveyard” by W.F. Lantry
  • “Mazatlan” by Gabriel Spera