Congratulations to the winners of the
WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

First Place - Richard Fox
Skating on the Edge of Flesh

Second Place - Jeff Walt
Each Morning I Rise Like a Sleepwalker
and Rot a Little More

Third Place - Jennifer Freed
On Their Anniversary She Whispers His Name

Honorable Mention - Marsha Kunin
In the Garden of the Blind Barbarian

The Winners' Reading was held on Sunday,
September 24 where we heard from the winners
and the contest judge, Lori Desrosiers.

Thanks to the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester, for hosting us once again and to all
the volunteers who made the event possible.

View the event flyer

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:  The Frank O'Hara Prize
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 /

Download the contest flyer
Thanks to Gary Hoare for the flyer design.

2017 Contest Judge
Lori Desrosiers

2017 Contest Chairs
Robert Steele and Bob Gill
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Host Bob Gill.Poet Jennifer Freed, our third place receiptent.Local poet Tony Brown, covered the work of our second place receiptent, Jeff Walt.Bob Gill with first place winner, Richard Fox.Bob Gill with first place winner, Richard Fox.You have to have an audience shot.2017 contest judge, Lori Desrosiers.2017 contest judge, Lori Desrosiers.Phil and Pat O'Hara with the 2017 Frank O'Hara Prize winners, and readers.
Photos from the 2017 Winners' Reading for the Frank O'Hara Prize - Sunday, September 24
Thanks to John Gaumond for the photos.