Poetry Place

What is poetry to you?
Here’s what it means to these award-winning poets that are featured below in the Dream Quest One
POETRY PLACE
The following are the previous Poetry Contest Winners from 2005 until the present.
Please sit back, relax in your seat and I hope you enjoy these brilliant poems.
(CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO READ ALL WINNING POEMS)

WINTER 2012-2013 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Trudy Wells-Meyer of Scottsdale, Arizona
Poem Title: “The Dog That Could Not Walk”

Second Poetry Prize: Floriana Hall of Akron, Ohio
Poem Title: “The Waiting Game”

Third Poetry Prize: Pradipsingh G. Ailsinghani of Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Poem Title: “A BATTLE WITH-IN”

SUMMER 2012 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Ellen Ficarra of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Poem Title: “REFLECTIONS”

Second Poetry Prize: Lakshmi Palaparambil Dinesh of Belluvue, Washington
Poem Title: “THE STORY OF AN UMBRELLA LOST IN THE WIND”

Third Poetry Prize: Laurel Bertomeu of Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Poem Title: “THE TWO WITCHES BREW”

 

WINTER 2011 – 2012 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Claire Chen of Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Poem Title: “When the First Love Ends”

Second Poetry Prize: Rachel A. Smith of Fenton, Missouri
Poem Title: “I Can”

Third Poetry Prize: Sharoni Stern of Boulder, Colorado
Poem Title: “Haiku 3”

 

SUMMER 2011 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize – Edward Boccia of Webster Groves, Missouri
Poem Title: “COUNTING THE STARS”

Second Poetry Prize Winner – Tori Boldt of Palatine, Illinois
Poem Title: “delicious pain”

Third Poetry Prize – Jessica Bahk of Danville, California
Poem Title: “Broken Generation”

 

WINTER 2010 – 2011 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Ivy Koshy of Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
Poem Title: “What’s left of our living years …”

Second Poetry Prize: Mr. David D. Licciardi, Sr., of Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA
Poem Title: “War Damage; Korea 1951”

Third Poetry Prize: Suranjan Bhattacharjee of Bronx, New York, USA
Poem Title: “PERSEVERANCE”

 

SUMMER 2010 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Vivien Kis of Baranya, Hungary
Poem Title: “Seven lives wouldn’t be enough …”

Second Poetry Prize: Janet Kim of Great Neck, New York, USA
Poem Title: “The Hands of My Mother”

Third Poetry Prize: Julia Rothstein of Burbank, California, USA
Poem Title: “Perfect”

 

WINTER 2009 – 2010 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Todd A. Elliott of Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
Poem Title: “NEEDING TO SEE”

Second Poetry Prize: Pamela Odunaiya of Sunbury on Thames, England
Poem Title: “Senorita where your dreams right now I ask myself”

Third Poetry Prize: Claire Trainor of Denver, Colorado, USA
Poem Title: “CAMERA”

 

SUMMER 2009 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Dietra Reid of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Poem Title: “The Strength of Character”

Second Poetry Prize: Laura Ficco of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Poem Title: “The Phantom of the Dark”

Third Poetry Prize: Ryan Shepler of Sebatopol, California, USA
Poem Title: “A Better Life”

 

WINTER 2008 – 2009 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Alyssandra Nighswonger of Long Beach, California, USA
Poem Title: “Beautiful People”

Second Poetry Prize: Barbara Peabody of Tucson, Arizona, USA
Poem Title: “Just in Case”

Third Poetry Prize: Liam Yates of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Poem Title: “Cold Emotion”

 

SUMMER 2008 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Amanda B. Mason of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA
Poem Title: “Day Dreams at Night Time”

Second Poetry Prize: Randall “Randy” Terrell of Long Beach, California, USA
Poem Title: “The Aging Process”

Third Poetry Prize: Aubrey Lovejoy of Holden, Massachusetts, USA
Poem Title: “Finding the Key to Autism”

 

WINTER 2007 – 2008 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Imad El-Khoury of Rabieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Poem Title: “Fellow Men”

Second Poetry Prize: Jazipoet of Park Forest, Illinois, USA
Poem Title: “Last Night I Dreamed of You”

Third Poetry Prize: Mike Aklin of Hale, Missouri, USA
Poem Title: “Need”

 

SUMMER 2007 P0ETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Jesus “JB” Martinez Jr. of Del Rio, Texas -USA
Poem Title: “Get Lost”

Second Poetry Prize: Sean Ludwig of Atlanta, Georgia -USA
Poem Title: “Perfect”

Third Poetry Prize: Karen M. Wood of Amissville, Virginia, USA
Poem Title: “The Moon”

 

WINTER 2006 – 2007 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Frank Ray Davis of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Poem Title: “Dream – Weaver”

Second Poetry Prize: Kiarra Lynn Smith of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Poem Title: “The Bluest Eye: Pecola’s Prayer – A series of Lunes”

Third Poetry Prize: Caroline Cecil of Timonium, Maryland, USA
Poem Title: “Our House”

 

SUMMER 2006 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: James Wesley Ford of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Poem Title: “The Journeyman”

Second Poetry Prize: Cheol Su Yeom of Bundang –gu Songnam, South Korea
Poem Title: “Root”

Third Poetry Prize: Meskerem Kinfe of Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Poem Title: “You Are”

 

WINTER 2005 – 2006 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 

First Poetry Prize: Andrea M. Gratton of Essex Junction, Vermont, USA
Poem Title: “A Single Rose”

Second Poetry Prize: Latrina S. Buchanan of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Poem Title: “Shame Was My Sin”

Third Poetry Prize: Edward Rosenthal of Cochambamba, Bolivia (South America)
Poem Title: “Grand Lake of the Cherokees”

 

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