2015 Writer's Digest Poetry Awards Winners

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Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Poetry Awards, where writers submit their very best poetry of less than 32 lines. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

For full coverage of the 2015 WD Poetry Awards, check out the July/August 2016 issue of Writer's Digest. To read the top ten poems, click here.

  1. “Inheritance” by Ruth Elizabeth Morris
  2. “In Praise of Retiring in Pacific Standard Time” by Carolyn Martin
  3. “Hooked” by Judith Marks-White
  4. “PROTO MASS” by Elisabeth Avery
  5. “After Parking at Starbucks” by Jed Myers
  6. “Leaking You Like Resin” by Lea Tsahakis
  7. “DREAMY DRAW” by Chuck Collins
  8. “An Addendum to the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (Baseball Edition” by Michael Berecz
  9. “August” by Margaret Sharp
  10. “Childhood—1952” by Judith Marks-White
  11. “Niobe’s Prayer” by Carla Conley
  12. “The Owlet” by Carolyn Smith
  13. “Wile E. Coyote—In the Dust” by Burky Achilles
  14. “Japan: Three Cities” by Nancy A. Jackson
  15. “Lottery” by Elaine Dekin
  16. “To Bob, Our Night��� by Margaret Bobolek King
  17. “A Sunray Lands in Syria” by Allen Lee Ireland
  18. “Dad” by Christina Alba
  19. “Anniversary” by Judy Anderson
  20. “Asylum” by Jed Myers
  21. “Birthday” by Blake N. Campbell
  22. “Hunting Flies” by Michael H. Levin
  23. “Long-term Memory” by Margaret Hawke
  24. “Mother of God” by Karen C. Stone
  25. “After All” by Maria Baroncini