2006 Contest Judge:  Patricia Fargnoli

Contest Coordinator:  Patricia Youngblood

Winners' Reading
September 24, 2006
Village Arts Gallery
One Ekman Street, Worcester

Winning poems appear in
The Worcester Review Volume XXVII


New Hampshire Poet Laureate Patricia Fargnoli is the author of five collections of poetry (three books and two chapbooks). Her latest book, Duties of the Spirit (Tupelo Press,2005) was this year's winner of the Jane Kenyon Poetry Book Award (for an outstanding book of poetry published by a NH poet).  Her first book, Necessary Light (Utah State University Press) won the May Swenson Literary Award judged by Mary Oliver.  Her work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, Mid-American Review, and Indiana Review

For additional information, please visit Patricia's website.

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
2006 Annual Poetry Contest
FIRST PRIZE
David Thoreen
"Letter to Horstch from Middle Age"

SECOND PRIZE
Emily Ferrara
"The Winter After"

THIRD PRIZE
Amy Belding Brown
"Empty Nest"


HONORABLE MENTION

Carle Johnson
"The Sound of Flak"

Helen Marie Casey
"Return of Mary Dyer Who Anticipates Execution, May, 1660"

Michael Fisher
"Three  Lines"

Jane Poirier Hart
"On the Cleaning Lady’s Third Visit"

Jina Ortiz
"Santo Domingo Blues"

Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

(standing) Michael Fisher, Jina Ortiz, Emily Ferrara, Patricia Fargnoli, David Thoreen,
Carle Johnson, Amy Belding Brown
(seated) Helen Marie Casey, Jane Porier Hart
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