Announcing the Winners of the 2018 WD Poetry Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Writer's Digest Poetry Awards! Read the full list of winners here.
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Writer's Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 WD Poetry Awards! Read the winning poem in the July/Aug 2019 issue of Writer's Digest. Here are the top 25 winners, selected by WD Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer.

  1. “Sing the Solitary Sunrise” by Beth Brody
  2. “Gasping Breath­—Heart on Fire” by Roy Salole
  3. “High Tea at Four as the Apocalypse Draws Near” by Harvey Soss
  4. “A Pear” by Hannah Page
  5. “Dia de Los Muertos—All Saints’ Day” by Cindy Woods
  6. “Ghazal” by Rebecca Fanning
  7. “Gone” by Linda Burt
  8. “Her Body Is Snakes” by Hannah Page
  9. “Sonnet to Mr. Frost” by Laurie Holding
  10. “Bones” by Elizabeth Weaver-Kreider
  11. "Peru: What Stays" by Alison Luterman
  12. "Lily (No. 48 of Women's Names Sensual Series)" by Carrie Radna
  13. "Grimhilde Baits Snow White" by Dorty Nowak
  14. "Ode to the Clotheslines of Trevi" by Suellen Wedmore
  15. "The Debate" by Alison Luterman
  16. "Markings" by Terrence Davis
  17. "The Audit" by Sandra Kacher
  18. "Eagle Snow" by Dr. Emory D. Jones
  19. "The Last Trail" by William Preston
  20. "Brother James" by Alex Stokas
  21. "Hair of the Dog" by Michellia Wilson
  22. "Heavenly Peace" by Dr. Emory D. Jones
  23. "Ramona Isabella" by Jamie Morewood
  24. "Chrysalis" by Hannah Page
  25. "Oh, Jane Austen" by Anna Gossett Johnson
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