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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 WD Poetry Awards!

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Writer's Digest Poetry Awards! Read an interview with the First-Place winner Julie Novak-McSweeney in the July/August 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

1. “The Old Ones” by Julie Novak-McSweeney

2. “Watch Repair” by Eric Meub

3. “Lament” by Martha Fox

4. “Solipsism” by Mercer Warriner

5. “Confession” by Gabrielle C. Burton

6. “An Awakening of Girls” by Katherine Cavicchio

7. “THE BURNING” by Carolina Hamilton

8. “My Father's Grief” by Linda Busby Parker

9. “Equinox” by J. W. Rose

10. “Saigon, 6:30 a.m.” by Cynthia T. Quam

11. “Our Mother Eve Gives Birth 'Adam's Story'” by Kathleen Strafford

12. “The Tattooed Lady” by Kathleen Strafford

13. “Five Stars: A thirteen-Year-Old Reviews Rome” by sheila murphy

14. “First Night” by Patricia J. Boyle

15. “Shallow Roots” by Nicki Ehrlich

16. “In My Time” by John Longbottom

17. “Land of Sky Tinted Waters” by Bridget Lawler

18. “To be an Indian” by Kylee Navarro

19. “Awakening” by Elizabeth McBride

20. “the stain of failure” by Randall McNair

21. “void” by mmiller

22. “Suffragette” by diane valeri

23. “Baseball Glove” by Jo Taylor

24. “The Kite” by Michael Wilson

25. “A Shelter Cat Considers Her Future” by Caroline Norris

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