2012 Poetry Contest Results


Posted on March 2, 2012 in News, Updates
2012 Poetry Contest Results

We’re delighted to announce the finalists and the grand prize winner of our 2nd Annual Poetry Contest, selected by Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane.

The top ten finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Christopher Hannan (Louisiana): The Nephilim
  • Sue Howell (Illinois): Plate Tectonics
  • Whitney Mackman (Louisiana): Change on the Horizon
  • Sarah Kortemeier (Arizona): [ganbatte]
  • Sara Parrell (Wisconsin): Psalms of New Orleans
  • Laura Richardson (Florida): Landscape with Blue
  • Henry I. Schvey (Missouri): Burial at Calvary and Other Poems
  • Tara Skurtu (Massachusetts): Confinement
  • Lucy Tiven (Tennessee): Welcome Back
  • Stefanie Wortman (Missouri): Nostrum

And the winning entry is:

Christopher Hannan: The Nephilim

Congratulations to Christopher and to all of our finalists!

Christopher’s poems will appear in the March issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas. Visit www.leh.org for more info on the magazine. He will also receive $1,000, a VIP All Access Pass for the 26th annual Festival, and a public reading at the 2012 Festival.

We’d like thank all the poets who submitted work for consideration. We hope you will continue writing and look forward to reading your future work!