Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Poetry

Announcing the Poetry winners of the 5th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards

Poetry Category


First-place Winner

Ricky Rapoport Friesem
(parentheses)
Rehovot Israel


Honorable Mentions

Brad Buchanan
The Miracle Shirker
Sacramento CA

Christopher Kuhl
blood and bone, river and stone
North Aurora IL
www.iuniverse.com

Margaret K. Menges
Children of the Sky
Elmira NY
authorhouse.com


Entrants

Diodati
Lifelines
Sedona AZ
www.lulu.com/sadiodati

E’Val
Enlightened Heart/Darkened Soul
Elkton KY
www.outskirtspress.com

Jennifer
My Love, My Words
Jamaica NY
www.authorhouse.coom

Monterey
The River of Liquid Dreams
Flippin AR
www.rosedogbookstore.com

The Write Group
Moments Falling Open
North Andover MA

Kenyatta
Forever Sentimental Vol. III
Cleveland Heights OH
www.barnesandnoble.com

Judith Adams
Crossing the Line
Langley WA

Yolanda T. Amon
The Baring of the Soul
Bolingbrook IL

Della Anderson
Storms of the Heart
Reno NV
www.authorhouse.com

Julie Arma
Poems
Tumacacori AZ
www.tomarma.com

Stephanie Armiger
A Devil In The Pines
Twin Falls ID
www.seawords.biz

Sandy J. Austin
Beam of Light
Woodbridge VA

Gertrudis Clarissa Aviles
Is’s Becauses and Why’s
Metairie LA
www.authorhouse.com

Joe Bacal
Growing Wings On The Way Down
New York NY

Levi James Baldwin III
Thru A Blindman’s Vision
Amerstam Holland Netherlands
www.tygervinum.com

Marat M. Bandemer, Jr.
OTHER PATHWAYS: Through My Mind
Katy TX

Shulamit Bat-Or
Mother of the World
Hod-Hasharon Israel

Steve Bedney
Windows
New York NY

Daril Bentley
The Long Lake
Rio Rancho NM
www.outskirts.com

David Bernstein
Voices of the Heart
White Plains NY

C.D. Berry
Descendents of Eve
Stone Mountain GA
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Nelda "Sunny" Fairchild Bingo a.k.a. Ned Fairchild
Sing or Cry
Ashton ID
www.aspendpublishing.com

Eugene G.E. Botelho
Beyond Redemption and other small items
Eagle Pass TX
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Eugene G.E. Botelho
Questions for a Disinherited
Eagle Pass TX
www.buybooksontheweb.com

June Bowers
Bare Essences
Sarasota FL

Joseph J. Breunig 3rd
Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
Fitzwilliam NH
www.amazon.com

Angela K. Brown
Flowetry
Las Vegas NV
www.airleafpublishing.com

W. Buffington
Take a Look Inside
Vallejo CA
www.infinitypublishing.com

Shawn Burns
Falling Up a Hill
Frederick MD
www.amazon.com

Earl Vendryes Campbell
Mother: A Sweet Scented Rose
Fort Pierce FL

Melissa J. Carl
Proof
York PA
amazon.com

Chaplain Vincent W. Carroll
Poems From Da-Nang
Sarasota FL
www.peppertreepress.com

R.S. Cauble
Echoes
Arlington TX

Shirley Cheng
Waking Spirit
Wappingers Falls NY
www.shirleycheng.com

Joan Bonnell Clark
All About Love
Rockford IL

D.B. Clark
It Could Be Verse
Miami FL
www.lulu.com

D.B. Clark
Death: A Second Opinion
Miami FL
www.lulu.com

D.B. Clark
The Curse of Humorous Verse
Miami FL
www.lulu.com

P. Taylor Copeland
I Liked You At Ten I’ll Like You Again
San Luis Obispo CA
www.justyouandme.com

David Cornberg
Divergent Grain
Tien Mou Taipei 111 Taiwan, Republic of China
www.amazon.com

David J. Cox
Love Pulp
Montreal QC Canada
lulu.com

Margaret Coyle
Words Collected on the Road to Silence
Indianapolis IN
www.onebodyinc.com

Barbara D. Culp, Ed. D
The Essence of Me in Poetry
Decatur GA
amazon.com

Glenn K. Currie
Riding in Boxcars
Concord NH

Fay Hope Cusick
Pumpkin Dancin’
Hampstead NC

Ananya Das
Lingering Twilight
Hummelstown PA
lingeringtwilight.bravehost.com

Ann B. Day
Poetry Journal For the Seasons
Waitsfield VT

Gail A. DeJohn
Pieces of Grace
Holbrook AZ
www.authorhouse.com

Gail A. DeJohn
Windows Of Grace
Holbrook AZ
www.authorhouse.com

Francis E. Delaney
Memories, Minutes In Time
Frankfort IL

Lnda Eve Diamond
The Human Experience
Dania FL

J. Graham Ducker
Observations of Heart and Mind
Oshawa ON Canada
www.grahamducker.com

Jack Dukes
At Last!
Bellingham WA

Rachel Zohar Dulin
Alive, Unabashed and Passionate
Grayslake IL
www.tycooniainc.com

Mary Kennedy Eastham
The Shadow of a Dog I Can’t Forget
San Jose CA
www.rp-author.com

Jane Eastwood
Witches Queens Fairytale And Dreams
Golden CO

David Eberhardt
blue running lights
Baldwin MD

Keith Fancher
Through My Windows
Seal Beach CA

John Fingarson
A Constant Search for Truth
Pleasant Hill CA
www.amazon.com

Johanna Fisher Dorothy Smith
Time Space Home and Place
Buffalo NY
dasedd@aol.com

L.M. Flowers
For Dear Life: My Life Lessons
Stockton CA

Julie Gasior
Transformations
Princeton NJ
www.lulu.com

Joel H. Goldstein
Haiku Africa
Denver CO

Craig Gosling
For the Love of Animals: Rhyme and Reason with Animals
Indianapolis IN

William Andrew Graham
Cry of Understanding
Saint Louis MO

William Andrew Graham
Distant Path
Saint Louis MO

Joe Hall
Reflections in Time
Woodlawn TN
www.reflectionspoetrybook.com

Monica Hanchett
Expressions: A Bookof Poems
Houston TX
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Dalston H. Harrison, Jr.
Collection of Poetry
Brooklyn NY
www.dorrancepublishing.com

Jean McLeod Hendrickson
Tiny Poems
Norfolk VA
www.publishamerica.com

Magdale Labbe Henke
The Shedding of a Girl
Munich Bavaria Germany
www.xlibris.com

Mary Hicks
Freedom Cries
Odenton MD

Diana S. Hindman
The Dancer
Kihei HI

Josephine C. Holt
A Seeker’s Journal
Eatonton GA

Penny Johnson
A Penny for your Thoughts
Lexington KY
www.authorhouse.com

Gary David Johnson
Head Trauma
Topanga CA
www.amazon

Bartie Jones
Poetry Is…
Tiffin OH
www.authorhouse.com

Beverly H. Kallgren
When Tomorrows Became Yesterdays
Litchfield CT

Kenneth Kennon
Chased By The Dawn
Tucson AZ
amazon.com

Mary W. Kimani
He Didn’t Die Easy
New York NY
iuniverse.com

Marielle Elisabeth King
All Children’R’ Gifted
33542-5701
www.amazon.com

Bruce Kingery
Common Mythologies–Uncommon Things
Rochester MI
www.trafford.com

Lewis Kornfeld
LXXXX Collected Poems
Fort Worth TX

Ronnie Lee
The Book Of Life: Existentialism
Hung Hom Kowloon Hong Kong
www.outskirtspress.com

Heidi Lerner, M.A.
Gray Matters
Encinitas CA

Dory Leviss
Age is Only Young With Wrinkles
Deerfield Beach FL
www.authorhouse.com

Dan Lightsey
The Ballad of King George
Baldwin MD
www.abeced.com

Delma Luben
Glorious Autumn
Green Valley AZ
www.authorsden.com

Tom Mach
The Uni Verse
Lawrence KS
www.hillsongpress.com

Cheryl A. Martin, M.A.
Woman Reclining
Canton MI
www.outskirtspress.com

Jeffrey D. Mason, M.H.
The Vine Rhyme Herbal
Garden City ID
www.trafford.com

Sam McCarver
Poetry Writing For Wanna-Be’s ª
San Juan Capistrano CA
www.amazon.com

Brian McComb
The Mind Of An Insomniac
Orlando FL

Emily McCormack
Connemara Twilight
Willowbrook IL
authorhouse.com

Maureen McDole
Exploring My Options
Saint Petersburg FL
www.maureenmcdole.com

Tod McGinley
"Hi, Mom!"
Sun City Center FL

Shannon McKinney
Blackberry Jam
Winslow IN
www.authorhouse.com

Gabriel McShane
Soul Chasing
Willow Street PA
www.soulchasing.com

Helen Renee Meley
Country Road Poetry Collection I
Cooksburg PA

David Messineo
A Taste of Brazil
Lafayette NJ
www.sensationsmag.com

David Messineo
Formal
Lafayette NJ
www.sensationsmag.com

Dorien K. Miles
Changing Seasons Changing Times
Bremerton WA

Jimi Miller
Mood Swingers II
Highlands Ranch CO

Edmund Miller
The Go-Go Boy
Flushing NY
www.inkwaterbooks.com

Diane M. Moore
A Moment Seized
New Iberia LA
www.borderpress.net

Tawana Moore-Cedeno
Emotions
Hyattsville MD
www.blackbutterflypublishing.com

Karla K. Morton
Wee Cowrin’ Timorous Beastie
Denton TX
www.kkmorton.com

Lylanne Musselman
Prickly Beer & Purple Panties
Indianapolis IN

Ken Nye
Searching for the Spring
Freeport ME
kenknyepoetry.com

Laura Brackett Overton
Marvelous and Wonderful
Richmond VA
lovertonb@comcast.net

Jeanne Meech Park
Beat of a New Drum
San Diego CA

Elliott Perlin
Like the Trailings of a Comet on an Endless Journey
Bethesda MD
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Jerry Plantz
More Words of Patriotism
Lees Summit MO
www.thepatheticpoet.com

Lonnie E. Pruitt
The Truth Or Not?
Houston TX
www.iuniverse.com

Eddie Ray
Up From The Mountains
Alexandria VA

Mildred Bedinger Rhea
Billie and I and Some Other Guys and Bridge to the Twenty-First Century
Baker City OR

Dennis Rhodes
Entering Dennis
Provincetown MA
www.xlibris.com

Nathan M. Richardson
Likeness of Being
Suffolk VA
www.scpublising.com

Joseph Anthony Rinaldo, Jr.
Metronome
San Diego CA

Wayne Rodgers
Who Am I?
Jacksonville FL
www.authorhouse.com

Daneill Rose
The Journey of a Lonely Heart
Richmond VA
www.loverytonb@comcast.net

Elena Rotsaka
Dark Soul
Malounta/Nicosia/2612 Cyprus
gothicdarkpoetry.blogspot.com

Darlene Azar Rubinoff
Love Sonnets
Houston TX

Abel Rymer
Peter
Mayfield UT

Catherine Mary Sabala
Birdsong
Mount Juliet TN
www.csabala.com

Irene Sabean
In a Time of Yellow Roses
Portland ME
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Judy Goetz Sanger
Love in Our Language
New York NY

Joyce Schalker
Thoughts of a Woman for Women
Lees Summit MO

Stan Schmidt
Thistle For A Flower
Minnetonka MN
authorhouse.com

Stan Schmidt
Soul Mate’s Gust
Minnetonka MN
authorhouse.com

Nancy Scott
Leveling the Spin
Easton PA

Becky Sears
an unfamiliar place
Versailles KY
www.amazon.com

Margaret Dinzler Shaw
Ordinary Days
West Babylon NY

Joseph Sherman Alexandra Oliveira
Universes Beyond the Visible
Requiao Portugal
www.edicoesinapa.pt

D.J. Shrewsbury
Getting a Miracle
Tucson AZ

Lex Sloot
the Tools to Xel
Hazleton PA
thetoolstoexl.com

Frances Smalkowski, C.S.F.N.
Panning for Gold
Monroe CT

Lucy Ireland Smiley
Shady Summer Day
Birmingham AL

Lucy Ireland Smiley
Fireside Readings
Birmingham AL

Cassandra Alexis Smith
Remnants of the mosaic of my life
Corona NY
www.outskirtspress.com

Fairon Glenn Spears
Walk with God
Henderson TX

F.A. Spinoza
Sonnnets and Selected Poems
Shelter Island NY
www.hellilivehere.com

Ed Starkey
99 Wild Wily Female Witticisms
Dover PA

Donald Stinnett
God and the Country Boy
Owings Mills MD

Rosemary Anderson Taggart
Arrest The Poet
Long Beach CA
www.inkwaterbooks.com

Sylvia Thompson
In the Garden of Illness: I Sit by the Well of Hope
El Paso TX
www.lulu.com

David R. Torrence
Brain Storms: A Collection of Free Verse
Meherrin VA
frontierdreamer.com

Jose Trejo-Maya
Macehualli Oracle
La Puente CA
www.authrhouse.com

Jeanne vanDorn Mauk
Jeanne’s Journal
De Land FL

James Vasquez
Women of the Bible
Ellensburg WA
www.amazon.com

Edythe Ve Del
Reflections from My Heart, Volume II
La Habra CA
www.authorhouse.com

Rachna Vohra
The Distance Within
Brossard QC Canada
www.rachnavohra.com

Phil Walch
Images
Santa Ana CA
www.authourhouse.com

Lois V. Walker
Pandora’s Box
Amityville NY
www.guild.com

Richard Waller
The Famous God Said Sonnets
Albany GA

Donald D. Warner
Dark Destiny
Orlando FL

Dick Warwick
Out West to Outback & Beyond
Oakesdale WA

Siporia Waters
Black Woman with Issues
Mesquite TX
www.amazon.com

Marla Ann Weinstein
Positive Poetry Goes Around the World
Venice
www.marlaannweinstein.com

David White
Shenah:
Richmond CA
www.authorhouse.com

Karen A. White
Tender Moments
Mays Landing NJ

Sheila Whitehouse
Flint and Needle
Hyannis MA
www.amazon.com

Larry Whitler
Barefoot Billetdoux
Ocala FL
www.robinandthegiant.com

Nell Funderburk Wiser
Poems from the Shoebox
Nashville TN
www.iuniverse.com

Susan Bandura Wrona
Radiant Cup
Medford OR
www.radiantcup.com

Sarah Louise Yagi
Reflections from the Pool of Life
Canonsburg PA
www.tjmfpublishing.com

Sarah Louise Yagi
Poetic Potpourri
Canonsburg PA
www.tjmfpublishing.com

Vivian Zabel Holly Jahangiri
Walking the Earth
Edmond OK
www.viviangilbertzabel

Category Winners and Entrants

Grand Prize Winner
Children’s
Young Adult (YA)
Genre Fiction
Inspirational
Life Stories
Mainstream Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry
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