The Comstock Review presents the winners of the 2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest
Judge: B. H. Fairchild
First Prize, $1,000
Pat Daneman of Lexana, KS for Drop a Knife, Somebody’s Coming
Second Prize, $250
Becky Dennison Sakellariou of Peterborough, NH & Kifissia, Greece for Midnight Rain
Third Prize, $100
Annette Basalyga of Bridgeport, CT for May, 1945 - So When I Opened the Life Magazine
Honorable Mention Poets in Alphabetic Order
Teresa Gilman of Syracuse, NY for Verbs at midnight
Jessica Glover of Stillwater, OK for Swallow
Karen Greenbaum-Maya of Claremont, CA for Real Poem
Steve Lautermilch of Kill Devil Hills, NC for The Ice Melt Poems
>Honorable Mention poets receive a one year subscription to Comstock Review
Special Merit Recognition Poets in Alphabetic Order
Elizabeth Aoki of Seattle, WA for All the Signs Were There
Gabriella M. Belfiglio of Brooklyn, NY for The Near and Far (after Tu Fu)
Pat Daneman of Lexana, KS for (1) The Women in the Kitchen; (2) A Haunting
Sheila deShields of San Jose, CA: Ambient Signal
Teresa Gilman of Syracuse, NY for Adagio; Caught in lime light; It's not in him;
Pablo and Gertrude eat lunch; We are ghosts
Wanda Hoaglin of Babson Park, FL for Hurricane Damage
Walt Hunter of Salt Lake City, UT for 115 Greenlawn Avenue
Judy Kaber of Belfast, ME for Dry Season
Steve Lautermilch of Kill Devil Hills, NC for Wind Chime
Michael Pearce of Oakland, CA for The Chosen
Angela Redmond-Theodore of Dade City, FL for night of pigeons;
Finding Papa Robert in the Baltimore City Census, 1940
Jessica Robbins of Bothell, WA for Things through Which Other Things Can Be Seen
Joan I. Siegel of Blooming Grove, NY: Echo's Lament
Russell Steinke of Oakdale, NY: That Old House
All poems listed will be published in CR Vol. 27, #2.
All poems are screened by the Comstock Review Editors.
Editors and Final Judge do not know the poets’ names until winners are selected.
This year’s Honorable Mention poems were selected by the Comstock Review editors.
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