Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

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First Prize
Francine D’Alessandro of Charlton, MA
Greetings from Bryce Canyon

Second Prize
Mark Wagner of Dudley, MA
At the Corporate Supermarket

Third Prize
Parker Towle of Hanover, NH
Worry Never Melted Down His Face

1st Honorable Mention
Miranda Grizio of Lexington, MA
The Pill Cutter

2nd Honorable Mention
Jina Ortiz of Worcester, MA
Maria and Jose

3rd Honorable Mention
Lee Whitman-Raymond of Uxbridge, MA

4th Honorable Mention
Dan Lewis of Worcester, MA

2009 Contest Judge:  James Haug

Contest Coordinator:  Robert Steele

Winners' Reading
Sunday, September 27, 2009
First Unitarian Church, Worcester

Winning poems appear in
The Worcester Review Volume XXX
James Haug’s newest collection of poems is Legend of the Recent Past (National Poetry Review Press). His previous collections are Walking Liberty (Winner of the Morse Poetry Prize, Northeastern University Press) and The Stolen Car (University of Massachusetts Press). His chapbook, Fox Luck, won the Center for Book Arts chapbook competition. Another chapbook, A Plan of How to Catch Amanda, was published by Factory Hollow Press. Haug’s poems have appeared in such journals as American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Field, Gettysburg Review, Open City, and Ploughshares. He is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In Spring 2010, he’ll be a Visiting Writer at the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the Unversity of Massachusetts-Amherst. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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