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What is poetry to you? 
Here is what poetry 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)
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WINTER 2016 - 2017 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: ELIZABETH LEE of Fort Collins, Colorado - USA

Poem Title: "THE CALL OF IMAGINATION"

 

Second Poetry Prize: MICHAEL DI VITO of Mississauga, Ontario - CANADA

Poem Title: "GRANDMA'S COUCH"

 

Third Poetry Prize: KELLIGRACE HERNANDEZ of Phoenix, Arizona - USA

Poem Title: "FREEDOM"

 

 

SUMMER 2016 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: SALLY CLARK of Fredericksburg, Texas - USA

Poem Title: "A VIEW OF CONCRETE RIBBONS"

 

Second Poetry Prize: DANA YOUNG of Anthony, Kansas - USA

Poem Title: "THE HEALING STONES"

 

Third Poetry Prize: NICK SWEET of Shepherd, Texas - USA

Poem Title: "BLAST FROM THE PAST"

 

 

WINTER 2015 - 2016 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: JOANNE JAGODA of Oakland, California, USA

Poem Title: "JUST BEYOND"

 

Second Poetry Prize: PETRA PERKINS of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA

Poem Title: "WAXING CRESCENT"

 

Third Poetry Prize: ALEXANDRA HERR of Campton, New Hampshire, USA

 
 

SUMMER 2015 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: GRACIE-JEAN LOVEMARK of Ottawa, Ontario - Canada

Poem Title: "LEGENDARY STRONGMAN"

 

Second Poetry Prize: SHIRLEY RUSSAK WACHTEL of East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Poem Title: "A SUMMER'S EVENING"

 

Third Poetry Prize: TEDDY MARSHALL SMITH of Erie, Michigan, USA

Poem Title: "UPSTREAM"

 

 

WINTER 2014 - 2015 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: GENINNE M. WOODS of Lihue, Hawaii, USA

Poem Title: "BUTTERFLY"

 

Second Poetry Prize: CANDACE M. ARMSTRONG, Murphysboro, Illinois, USA

Poem Title: "BRUISE"

 

Third Poetry Prize: RYUSUKE KAWACHI of Tokyo, Japan

Poem Title: "AUTUMN SHADOWS"

 

 

SUMMER 2014 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: THABISO MOKOWANE of Brighton, East Sussex, England

Poem Title: "BRAVE SONG"

 

Second Poetry Prize: HANNAH MARIE NELSON of Neenah, Wisconsin, USA

Poem Title: "CAMPFIRE SOLAR SYSTEM"

 

Third Poetry Prize: GEORGIA LLOYD of Lotte en Garronne, France

Poem Title: "THE BLOOMS OF SPRING"

 

 

 

WINTER 2013-2014 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

First Poetry Prize: CHARLOTTE LOUISE NYSTROM of Greenville, Maine - USA

Poem Title: "Beneath Snow and Ice"

 

Second Poetry Prize: TOM BEDFORD of Henleaze, Bristol - United Kingdom

Poem Title: "Of Changes"

 

Third Poetry Prize: SYLVIA BEHNISH of Surrey, British Columbia - Canada

Poem Title: "LIFE IS GREAT"

 

 

SUMMER 2013 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: Nan R. Beeson of Granada Hills, California, USA

Poem Title: "DAY OF THE LORD" (Ode to Satan)

 

Second Poetry Prize: Joel Murphy of York, Pennsylvania, USA

Poem Title: "Creek Water Runs"

 

Third Poetry Prize: Micaela Ruiz Camauer of Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Poem Title: "What remains"

 

 

WINTER 2012-2013 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

 First Poetry Prize: Trudy Wells-Meyer of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Poem Title: "The Dog That Could Not Walk"

 

Second Poetry Prize: Floriana Hall of Akron, Ohio, USA

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, USA

Poem Title: “REFLECTIONS"

 

Second Poetry Prize: Lakshmi Palaparambil Dinesh of Belluvue, Washington, USA

Poem Title: "THE STORY OF AN UMBRELLA LOST IN THE WIND"

 

Third Poetry Prize: Laurel Bertomeu of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Poem Title: “THE TWO WITCHES BREW"

 

WINTER 2011 - 2012 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

First Poetry Prize: Claire Chen of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA

Poem Title: “When the First Love Ends”

 

 

Second Poetry Prize: Rachel A. Smith of Fenton, Missouri, USA

Poem Title: “I Can”

 

 

Third Poetry Prize: Sharoni Stern of Boulder, Colorado, USA

Poem Title: “Haiku 3”


 

SUMMER 2011 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

First Poetry Prize - Edward Boccia of Webster Groves, Missouri, USA

Poem Title: "COUNTING THE STARS"

Second Poetry Prize Winner - Tori Boldt of Palatine, Illinois, USA

Poem Title: "delicious pain"

Third Poetry Prize - Jessica Bahk of Danville, California, USA

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)

 
 

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