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2010 Poetry Categories
Poetry Contest Manager: Reaona Hemmingway , District 1
See also: Poetry Winner Photos

Classic Forms
   

Judge:
Eric McHenry, Assistant professor of English at Washburn University. Eric holds a B.A. from Beloit College and an M.A. from Boston University. His book of poems, Potscrubber Lullabies (Waywiser Press, 2006), won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.

1

Kristine A. Polansky

For They Will Harvest Leaves

D41

Manhattan

2

Yvonne Evie Green

Blossoms Speak

D1

Topeka

3

Eleanor Bell

Ode to a Concrete Slab

NM

Topeka

HM

Kristine A. Polansky

Cicadas Sing Full Force Tonight

D4

Manhattan

HM

Carol Murray

Space Explorers

D6

Hutchinson
HM Carol Murray King D6 Hutchinson

Free Verse

Judge:
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, 2009-2011 Poet Laureate of Kansas. She is the Coordinator of Individualized MA/Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College.

1

Diane Palka

The Turquoise Turtle

D2

Overbrook

2

Dan Close

The Farm

D5

Wichita

3

Kristine A. Polansky

I Don't Write of the Ocean

D4

Manhattan

HM

Roy J. Beckemeyer

White is the Sum of All Colors

D5

Wichita

HM Teresa Oliver The Blues NM Burlingame
HM Patrick M. Latta Firefly Love D5 Wichita

Japenese Form

Judge:
Marlys Cervantes, Department Chairman for Humanities, Cowley College, Arkansas City Kansas. She received her BA in English and MA in Literature from Oklahoma State University.

1

Yvonne Evie Green

Wind Chimes and Bird Songs

D1

Topeka

2

Fred J. Haney

Eastern Stars Vanish

D5

Wichita

3

Roy J. Beckemeyer

Fawn Standing Alert

D5

Wichita

HM

Jean Jackson

Rose Petals Drying

D2

Lawrence

HM Conrad Jestmore Argue and We Are D5 Wichita
HM Roy J. Beckemeyer Words Scratch on Paper D5 Wichita

Poet's Choice

Judge:
Dr. Stephen Meats
, Interim Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, Pittsburg State University. He holds a BA, MA, PhD from the University of South Carolina and publications include Looking for the Pale Eagle (1993); ed., Revolutionary War Novels of William Gilmore Simms, 8 vols. (1979); ed., Writings of Benjamin F. Perry, 3 vols. (1980); and articles/poetry/short stories/book reviews. He is also the poetry editor for The Midwest Quarterly.

1

Roy J. Beckemeyer

A Kansas Farm Wife's Snow Song

D5

Wchita

2

Roy J. Beckemeyer

We Discuss the Geomorphology of Life

D5

Wichita

3

George Paris

Love's Labor Lost, 1920

D1

Topeka

HM

Eleanor Bell

Dustbowl Fireworks

NM

Topeka

HM

Neel Holler

Were You There?

D5

Wichita

HM Kay Towle How to Get Rid of Monsters D6 Hutchinson

Song Lyrics

Judge:
Annie Wilson, rancher in Chase County and teacher of writing and literature at Emporia High School. She enjoys writing poetry and music about life in the Flint Hills. Annie performs with three other musicians as the Tallgrass Express String Band. Their third CD, Clean Curve of Hill Against Sky, was released in 2010.

1

Roy J. Beckemeyer

The Suitor's Song

D5

Wichita

2

Robert L. Wilson

In Your Eyes

NM

Burton

3

Fred J. Haney

Lost Reflection

D5

Wichita

HM

Robert L. Wilson

The Crossroads

NM

Burton

HM

Kay Towle

Christmas Is

D6

Hutchinson

HM Dan Close Never Been Without You Before D5 Wichita

Whimsy

Judge:
Stacy Lierz-Ziegler
has BAs in elementary and English education and a MA in secondary curriculum/instruction from Kansas State University. From 1998-2005 she was employed by the Kansas Dept. of Education as the writing consultant for the state of Kansas, since returning to the classroom to teach American history and English at Seaman Middle School, Topeka.

 

1 Anne Mart Intrusion D6 Hutchinson
2 Carol Murray

Oh, Shucks!

D6 Hutchinson
3 Tom Mach A Faithful Oak D2 Lawwrence
HM Rosemary Parsons Torrez Lambsquarter D1

Topeka

HM Rosemary Parsons Torrez

Bird Refuge

D1 Topeka
HM Paulette K. Mattingly Letter to My Son D5 Wichita

Themed Poem Contest

"One Free Nation: Many Voice"
 

Judge:
Steven Hind
has masters degrees from Emporia State University and the University of Kansas. He taught writing and literature at Topeka High School and Hutchinson Community College. His poetry collections include Familiar Ground , That Trick of Silence , In a Place With No Map , and The Loose Change of Wonder , which was selected as a Kansas Notable Book in 2007.

 

1 Ann Everett America's Hero D5 Haysville
2 Tom Mach Their Voices Have Not Died D2 Lawrence
3 Jean Jackson Hanover Dig D2 Lawrence
HM Nancy Julien Kopp Listen to America D4

Manhattan

HM Amy Ann Green The Maestro's Nightmare D1 Eudora
HM Mildred "Millie" Horlacher Freedom Song D7 Colby


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2010 Prose Categories
Prose Contest Manager: Roy Bird, District 1
See also: Prose Winner Photos


Short Story
47 entries

Judge:
Cynthia Akers, Associate Prof., University Libraries and Archives, Emporia State U.

1

Barbara Brady

Misfits

D1

Topeka

2

Patrick M. Latta

Clyde and Slim

D5

Wichita

3

Kathleen Nelzen

Letting Go

D5

Newton

HM

Teresa Oliver

Holding Pens and Rodeo Queens

NM

Burlingame

HM Luanne French Used Car Lot Wedding D6 Great Bend


Feature Article

23 entries

Judge:
Becky Bridson
, journalist and editor, Lawrence, KS

1

Nancy Julien Kopp

A Hungarian Hotel in Germany

D4

Manhattan

2

Robert W. Conroy

Hats

D1

Topeka

3

Lorena Joyce Hermann

Are Personal Letters Obsolete?

D7

Enid, OK

HM

Judie R. Miller

Jane's Story

D1

Topeka

HM Arlene Rains Graber The Tattered Cover Book Store D5 Wichita


Memoir

53 entries

Judge:
Matthew Porubsky
, writer and documentary producer, Topeka, KS

1

Fred Farris

Crimson Christmas, 1944

D2

Leawood

2

Kristine A. Polansky

Boxed Set

D4

Manhattan

3

Pat Bonine

The Clothesline

D1

Topeka

HM

Yvonne Evie Green

Daddy's Gone Fishin'

D1

Topeka

HM

Nancy Julien Kopp

Grandma, Rashberries and Cream D4 Manhattan


Story for Children

25 entries

Judge:
Kim Flecther, Head of Children's Serivces, Lawrence Public Library

1

Judie R. Miller

The Big Secret

D1

Topeka

2

Ursula Turner

Princess

D3

Coffeyville

3

Anne Mart

Just a Little Longer

NM

Hutchinson

HM

Jolene Haas

A Child's Journey to Kansas

D3

Madison

HM

Barbara Brady

A Witch in the Attic

D1

Topeka


Inspiration

15 entries

Judge:
Terri Harley
, Director, Girard Public Library, Gira

1

Teresa Oliver

Journal

NM

Burlingame

2

Nancy Julien Kopp

The Right Prayer

D4

Manhattan

3

Yvonne Evie Green

Winter Flight

D1

Topeka

HM Doris Schroeder The Color Wheel of Living D6 Hutchinson
HM Yvonne Evie Green Tiny Miracles D1 Topeka


First Five Pages of a Book

22 entries

Judge:
Heidi Raack,
owner, The Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS

1

Tracy Million Simmons

Startling Blue: A Novel

D2

Emporia

2

Gordon Kessler

Brainstorm

NM

Overland Park

3

Sam Pierson

Somewhere in the Night

D2

Lebo


Theme:
"One Free Nation: Many Voice"
21 entries
Judge:
Kaye McIntyre,
KPR Presents host, Kansas Public Radio 91.5 FM, Lawrence, KS

1 Fred Farris Exit Poll D2 Leawood
2 Ann Everett Father, Mother, Great Spirit D5 Haysville
3 Sam Pierson They Come D2 Lebo
HM Ralph Allen Freedom's Voices D5 Wichita
HM Deborah Shouse The Ringing of Freedom NM  

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