2014 Robert Frost Poetry and Contest Winners Announced!

2014 Robert Frost Poetry and Haiku Contest Winners Announced

The Studios of Key West would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to this year’s contest, as well as Rosalind Brackenbury, this year’s poetry judge, and Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat, this year’s haiku judges. (Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information on the judges).

Poetry Winners

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]First Prize Poetry
2 Week Residency in Key West + $200 Cash Prize[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Suellen Wedmore
How to write a poem about a lighthouse[/wpcol_1half_end]___________________________________________________________________________________________________

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””] Second Prize Poetry
$100 Cash Prize[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Carand Burnet

[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Third Prize Poetry
$50 Cash Prize [/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Sylvia Forges-Ryan
On a Berkshire Hill, East Chatham, New York[/wpcol_1half_end]___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Haiku Winners

First Prize Haiku Scott Mason
2 Week Residency in Key West + $200 Cash Prize

beach in autumn
the three-legged black Lab
dog enough


Second Prize Haiku – Francesco de Sabata
$100 Cash Prize

       red maple leaves
in the haiku book – visas
…..of the last journey


Third Prize Haiku Brenda J. Gannam
$50 Cash Prize

desert highway –
the hearse ahead of us
reaches the vanishing point


Honorable Mentions

(in no particular order)

Mike W. Blottenberger

a potato bug curls up
in my hand


Scott Mason

the still point
between river and clouds
a convent


Beebe Barksdale-Bruner

Rain tickles my nose.
I will have no umbrella
come between us.


The Judges:

Poetry Judge, Rosalind Brackenbury

Rosalind Brackenbury is the author of twelve novels, a collection of short stories, and six books of poetry.

Her latest novel, Becoming George Sand, has been published by Doubleday Canada, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York and by Piemme, Milan, as L’amante di Chopin.

She is currently working on a new novel, and her latest book of poetry, The Joy of the Nearly Old was published in January 2012 by  Hanging Loose Press.

Haiku Judges, Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat

Janelle Barrera is a member of the Haiku Society of America, is an award winning haiku poet, and was responsible, while serving on the Robert Frost Poetry Festival committee, for bringing haiku related workshops to Key West. She is the editor of the Key-Ku column in Solares Hill.

Francis Masat is an award-winning haijin with over 1000 haiku and poems published. His poetry books are Lilacs After Winter (haibun), MET Press; A Taste of Key West, Pudding House Press; Threshing, March Street Press; and A Prairie Trilogy, Barnes and Noble.

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