Poetry Contest Winners

WOTA is thrilled to announce the winners of the spring poetry contest. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding poets:

Adult winners:

1st: “Summer” by Richard Thurston
2d: “Panorama” by Rick Bierman
3d: “Empty Basket” by Mike Fladlien

Honorable mentions:

“And the Winner Is . . .” by Vicky Dovenspike
“You Know It’s Spring When . . .” by Dan Moore

Teen winners (age 13-17):

1st: “America” by Jake Peterson
2d: “She gazed onward” by Bailah Bognar
3d: “Wintertime” by Kate Mayerhofer

Honorable mentions:

“A Love of the Game” by Madison Heisch
“Halloween” by Delaney Holbert

Youth winners (under 5-12):

1st: “Thanksgiving” by Kevin Ciss
2d: “The Month Poem” by Clio Vogel

Winning poems and selected entries will be published in the forthcoming anthology FROM RIVER TO RIVER. Thanks to everyone who entered for giving us the opportunity to read your work!