The Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST) formally announced its members-only January 2023 contest results at their January 14 member meeting. Winners receive cash prizes. The first place poem will be published in an upcoming edition of PST’s anthology, Tennessee Voices.
Sponsor and judge Lisa Kamolnick selected the following winners and honorable mentions:
- 1st: “Ode to the Little Orchid Trying to Survive” by Shuly Cawood
- 2nd: “Love in Color” by Claire Webb
- 3rd: “Nobody Knows Me Here” by Russell Strauss
- HM1: “This Year I’ll Make It” by William Hill
- HM2: “Tabula Rasa” by Howard Carman
- HM3: “Nature’s Special Gift” by Sara Gipson
Meeting attendees enjoyed the readings of these winning poems about “a fresh start.”
Enter Your Poem
March’s contest is right around the corner, but you have to enter to win. Sponsor William Hill Art and Poetry is seeking poems in the minute form about “bad art.” Make him laugh. Get details. Not a member? It’s not too late to join. Learn more.