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17th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Poetry

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Poetry

First Place:
Brad Buchanan
Swimming The Mirror
www.roanpress.com
Sacramento CA


Honorable Mentions:
Nancy Price
Two Voices And A Moon
wwwalibris.com
Cedar Falls IA

DuEwa M. Frazier
Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees
http://www.amazon.com/Check-Rhyme-Anthology-Female-Emcees/dp/0971905231/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240359267&sr=1-1
Brooklyn NY

Maurice Gandy
The Calpocalypse: An Allegory in Verse
www.TheCalpocalypse.com
Mobile AL



Entrants:
JoAnna O’Keefe

Embraced
www.joannaokeefe.com
Melbourne FL

Ahmed R. Rucker
Tru 2 Life Sentiments
Randallstown MD

James Vasquez
Men Who Knew Jesus Well
www.Amazon.com
Spokane WA

Constance Hester
Call Me Myriad
www.thewildflowerpress.com
Albuquerque NM

Maria Psanis
a Child, a Dream, and a Sling Shot
www.iuniverse.com
Tariffville CT

Jonathan Sherman
PEACE BEHIND THE POEM
www.lulu.com
Detroit MI

Janet L. Foster
The Weeping Rose (To Dream)
www.lulu.com
Huntington PA

Plein Air Poets Of San Luis Obispo County
Poems For Endangered Places
www.Amazon.com
San Luis Obispo CA

Mikki Mendelsohn
Chasing Moonbeams
www.Amazon.com
Naperville IL

JoAnna O’Keefe
Morning’s Light
www.joannaokeefe.com
Melbourne FL

Rachel P. Davis
Bleeding Honey
Albuquerque NM

Jerry Wilson
The Ecdysiast Anthology
www.burbooksontheweb.com
Mason MI

Bruce Kingery, Ed.D.
Black Lake Legacy
www.farmemorymusic.com
Rochester Hills MI

Max Preston
The Phoenix Collection & Other Poems
www.ivyhousebooks.com
Hillsborough NC

Stephen Ridic
Out of the Rain
www.stephenridic.com
Minneapolis MN

Mark Chandos
Chandos Ring
Kansas City MO

MARK STABER KOBO
Greatest Living Poet
Kansas City MO

Ty Grandison
Stripped
www.stripped-book.com
San Jose CA

Joshua Michael Stewart
Something To Do With Vulnerability
http://joshuamichaelstewart.syntasite.com
Ware MA

Catherine Susla
Dreams Come True
Edison NJ

Mark Rendina
Mantra Rain
Kansas City MO

Cherie Burbach
Father’s Eyes
http://www.bonjourpublishing.com/contact.html
Menomonee Falls WI

Michael Kasenow
Six Feet Under
michaelkasenow.com
Plymouth MI

Ralph Watley
Pop Goes The Poetry
www.Amazon.com
Bryant AR

Teresa Ong
On Second Thought
Closter NJ

Christopher Palmer
THe River Manic
www.amazon.com
Lincoln NE

Julia Damaris
Black Lace
www.xlibris.com
Minneapolis MN

Richard Lollar
Reflections With Reality
www.redleadbooks.com
Bullhead AZ

Adelaide Cummings
Pastiche
W Falmouth MA

James Vasquez
Women of the Bible
www.womenofthebibleinverse.com
Spokane WA

Ann B. Day
Poetry Journal For The Seasons
Waitsfield VT

H. G. Brown
ATTITUDES OF FLIGHT
http://www.amazon.com
Port St Lucie FL

Ann B. Day
Poetry Through the Year
Waitsfield VT

Carol Bryan Cook
Journeys
http://www.amazon.com
Granbury TX

Sheila Gallagher Murphy
View From A Kayak In Autumn
Portland CT

Ramsundar Persad
The Lotus Blossoms
http://www.amazon.com
Malden MA

Ivonne Delaflor
Your Soulmate Called God
http://www.amazon.com
Santa Barbara CA

Adam Dustus
In & Out of Line
www.bbotw.com
E Lansing MI

Christopher Kuhl
Sightings
wwwilumina.com
N Aurora IL

William J. Houston
Finally At East With Myself
http://www.amazon.com
Elm City NC

Edward Theodore Hayes
The Love Scrolls: Casanova
Lebanon NJ

Priscilla M. (Pat) Dozier
My Eyes Smile
www.xlibris.com
LaFayette LA

Joanna Hawthorne
How Many Is One
www.joan-peterson.com
Kingsburg CA

Randall M. Mooney
Prophets and Poets
http://www.amazon.com/Prophets-Poets-Randall-M-Mooney/dp/0981965709/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238856518&sr=1-3
Brandon MS

Joan Lewis
Family, Friends and Fun
www.xlibris.com
Rochester NY

Joan Lewis
Desire to Aspire
www.xlibris.com
Rochester NY

VIRENDRA GUPTA
‘THE UNKNOWN’
www.poetsinternational.com
MUMBAI

Joseph Alan Wachs
Petulance + Sloth
New York NY

Joseph S. Spence, Sr.
Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body and Soul
http://www.amazon.com
Brookfield WI

Bert Shaw
Pond Poems, Etcetera
Bearsville NY

Lewis Kornfield
LXXXX Collected Poems
Fort Worth TX

William M. Head
The Music of Silence
www.xlibris.com
Pompton Lakes NJ

Margaret N. York
Blue Rock Poems
Burnsville NE

Eleanor M. Imperato
Woman’s Work
Manhasset NY

June Bowers
Bare Essences
Sarasota FL

Cheri L. Jones
Chains
www.cheriljones.com
Asheville NC

Emma L. Haynes
Poems From the Heart
www.bbotw.com
North Pole AK

Lois Muehl
Dark/Light
www.lulu.com
Iowa City IA

Nancy Rustici
Metaphors & Petit Fours
amazon.com
Pawcatuck CT

Kelly P. Bookamer
Dear Dad- Life Through the Eyes of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic
www.llumina.com
Westhampton Beach NY

J. Cruickshank Muir
Tigers and Songbirds
TigersandSongbirds.com
Goleta CA

Joan McWilliams
The PeaceFinder: Riley McFee’s Quest for World Peace
www.peacefinder.com
Denver CO

Karin Spitfire
Standing with Trees
IlluminatedSeaPress.com
Belfast ME

Wanda St.Hilaire
Of Love … Life … and Journeys (Book 1)
http://www.wandasthilaire.com
Calgary

Dr. LaVerne Byrd Smith
Poems of Indignation Revisiting 20th Century Civil Rights and Black Awareness Movements
Richmond VA

Dr. LaVerne Byrd Smith
Poetry for Growing: Kindergarten through "Kollege"
Richmond VA

Kurt Lehovec
From Loneliness to Solitude
amazon.com
Los Angeles CA

Ray Clark Dickson
The Press Corps of Xanadu
www.iuniverse.com
San Luis Obispo CA

Martin Cobin
Search Sharer
Louisville CO

Michael Hare
Saratoga Lives
Saratoga Springs NY

Nell Funderburk Wiser
Poems from the Shoebox
Nashville TN

James P. Kain
Coming To My Senses
www.xlibris.com
Glen Riddle PA

Richard L. Boden
Have I Gone: Observations In Poetic Verse
www.amazon.com
Woodbridge VA

Terrence Du Bignon
The Emerald Rose
www.xlibris.com
Jacksonville FL

Tawsif Anam
She Has Surrendered To Slumber
www.tawsifanam.com
Madison WI

James E. Tague
The Trochilus Bird
www.jamesetague.com
Drexel Hill PA

Mark Marks
Hard Hunter, Deep Thinker
markmarks.net
MD 21226

Ingrid Anselm
I’m Out There
http://outskirtspress.com/Imoutthere
Kennesaw GA

Vernon Frazer
Improvisations
www.amazon.com
Boynton Beach Florida

Rasheité (RAE) Radcliff
Love and Change (the inevitable)
Peoria IL

Andrea MacVicar
Tales of Zoftic
www.inspirationpress.org
Coral Springs FL

Willie Jerome Johnson Jr.
A Man’s Makeup
Lanett AL

Sarah Gittens
Through Fire Ascend
www.xlibris.com
Whiteby Ontario

Glenn K. Currie
In the Cat’s Eye
www.snapscreenpress.com
Concord NH

Steve Kennedy & Daw Guenther
The Fish Jumps Out Of The Moon: Haiku Of Charles F. Kennedy
www.amazon.com
Aurora CO

Robert R. Reldan
"Loss"
www.buybooksontheweb.com
Trenton NJ

Dayvaughn Jerome Mays/ Guston Alexander Owens Jr.
Can We Tell You
www.Iuniverse.com
Aurora CO

Marie A. Reilly
At Dusk: Poems
www.xlibris.com
Las Cruces NM

Barbara Rykard
Eclectic Soul
O’Fallon IL

Aurelio Arley Sanchez
"Of a Dream Catcher"
www.lulu.com
Tomé NM

Idyll Wilde
the lucia variations
www.lucia-variations.com
Berlin

Christina L. Ruotolo
The Butterfly Net (poetry collection)
www.xlibris.com
Winterville NC

Peggy Heinrich
A Minefield of Etceteras
www.amazon.com
Santa Cruz CA

Tara Branche
When Rose Colored Glasses Break
www.denovopub.com- company closed
Sandston VA

Lonnie E. Pruitt
Prayer Is Our Powder
www.outskirtspress.com
Houston TX

Rick Mizuno
From The Heart Of A Man
www.rickmizuno.com
Oxnard CA

J. Graham Ducker
Observations of Heart And Mind
www.grahamducker.com
Oshawa Ontario

Rose King Claibon
Poetry Potpourri: for Young People
Montgomery AL

James Soular
The Thousand-Yard Stare
www.amazon.com
Ralispell MT

David R. Duke Wellington
Tales By An English Paniolo
Kauai HI

Jewell Douglas
Daddy’s Away
www.daddysaway.com
Lexington KY

Melissa Irene Eights
Rehabilitation And Recovery Poetry And Short Stories
www.authorhouse.com
Miami Florida

Dennis Michael Parker
A Variety of Verse: The Rambling of a Frustrated Poet
www.xlibris.com
Del Rio TX

Martha Biblesmith
Yet
Dallas TX

Jesse M Arzate
Thoughts Pressed Between Pages
Bakersfield CA

Robin B. Butler
"Taking Heart"
www.buybooksontheweb.com
Syracuse NY

Paul Kiritsis
Fifty Confessions
www.amazon.com
Melbourne Victoria

Rita E. Bean
Life’s Journey Through Poetry
Pittsfield MA

Alessandra Diridoni Grigsby
Every Stone In The River
www.amazon.com
Hayward CA

Ruth Kibler Peck
Rowing Through the Night
Dayton OH

Kenneth E. Warfel
A Fine Hotel
Bellingham WA

Paul Kiritsis
Origin: Poems from the crack of dawn
www.amazon.com
Melbourne Victoria

Paul L. Shriver
Earthbound
Unionville IN

Carolyn Lawrence
Saturine: A Collection of Poetry
www.amazon.com
Ellijay GA

David G. (Gonzales)
"Expressions of Life" Unique Short Story Poems with a Lyrical twist
www.authorhouse.com
Merced CA

Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man
www.amazon.com
Shreveport LA

Paul L. Shriver
The Girl And The Cat
www.amazon.com
Unionville IN

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

Albert RUSSO
Gaytude
www.xlibris.com

Donald Cohen
Memory Man Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3
www.mainstreetrag.com
Weston CT

Edwin E. Smith
One Stranger to Another
http://www.edwinesmith.com/Letters%20From%20Little%20Rock/
Little Rock AR

Edwin E. Smith
Little Rock, 2005
http://www.edwinesmith.com/Letters%20From%20Little%20Rock/
Little Rock AR

E. Lee Zhou
Semper Fidelis "Always Faithful" A Collection of Love Poems
Concord CA

G. Mark LaFrancis
"In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones" Book One: Soldiers
http://www.booklocker.com/books/3784.html
Natchez MS

Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner
Pathways of Life
www.troubador.co.uk/matador
Vienna

Bernice W. Wilson
Moments In Time
http://www.authortree.com/bwilson.
Hiram GA

MJ Warrender
Tell Me How This Is So
http://www.mjwarrender.com/order.php
Valencia CA

Tommy M. Craig
Earth and Theory
www.wastelandpress.net
Gary IN

Bina Gupta
My Heart On My Sleeve
http://www.wordclay.com/BookStore/BookStoreBookDetails.aspx?bookid=47370
Brooklyn NY

William Akin
Box of Secrets
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/box-of-secrets/5138213
Los Angeles CA

Hassine Saidane
Patterns of Body and Soul Connections
Authorhouse.com
San Diego CA

D. B. Clark
Honoring My Belove-ed Brother
lulu.com
Lynchburg VA

Yvonne Hampden
The Reacquaintance of Love
Yonkers New York

Bertha Venson
God Given Messages of Love
www.xlibris.com
Cleveland OH

Yvonne Hampden
A Woman’s Lover
Yonkers New York

Connie Hunt
I Am A Flame
Ojai CA

Patrick Wallace
Love, Life & Living
Dayton OH

Teresa Lee Walker (T.L. Walker)
Tales of A World Gone Bad
www.talesofaworldgonebad.com
Washington DC

Donald Clark (D.B. Clark)
A Modern Mother Goose
lulu.com
Lynchburg VA

Yelena Nudel
Peppered Love
MooseMoosePublishing.com
Brooklyn NY

Emily McCormack
Connemara Twilight
Willowbrook IL

Kirk D. Yancey
When The Pathway Cries in Darkness
www.outskirtspress.com/yancey
Capitol Heights MD

Dorothy Pollard Price
"Eight Stars Of Gold"
amazon.com
Moses Lake WA

Gedda Ilves
a view from within
Los Angeles CA

Shannon Kurtz
Peony in Adoration
www.shannonkurtz.com
Lindenhurst IL

Margie Davidson
Winds Light and Variable
Richland WA

Andrew J. Ball
Modern Love
www.lulu.com
Goodyear Arizona

Beverly M. Collins
Quiet Observations
Burbank CA

Melanie Bercerra
Poems from My Beloved
Sacramento CA

Mary Jane Q Cross
"Poems of a Painter, Paintings of a Prayer"
www.lulu.com
Newport NH

Lois Kempton
Poems Sublime and Ridiculous, and Some In-Between
www.authorhouse.com
Logan OH

J.G. Woodward
Poems Beyond The Journey
www.invinciblepublishing.ws
Akron OH

AJ Bialo
The Reflection Tree
www.BN.com
Syracuse NY

Barbara Botch
Poet’s Crossing
www.poetscrossing.com
Henderson Nevada

Elizabeth Ludlam
Men in Armor
http://stores.lulu.com/ludlam
Melbourne FL

Category Winners and Entrants

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

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