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Winners coming soon!

GIFT////2020////4

Poem Winners

little fingers //// Sarah Robin

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Sarah Robin is a new writer from England. She was inspired to start writing during the coronavirus pandemic. Sarah takes her inspiration from the people she meets and places she visits, as well as her own life experiences. This is the shortest poem she's ever written!

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t: @SRobinWriter

//// Aimee DuFresne

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Aimee DuFresne is an avid storyteller, experienced speaker, and author of Keep Going: From Grief to Growth. She follows the creative inspiration within. Coffee helps with this endeavor in the morning, wine at night. Aimee possesses a fierce determination to uncover joy in this wild life.

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i: @aimeedufresne

gift //// Rajiv Joshi

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Rajiv is around sixty years old, an ex-bank manager. After his retirement, he spends his time chewing the cud, trying to figure out what really happened in those dreamy six decades of his life. He likes to write, both prose and poetry, he feels it’s a hobby which helps him in his search. He has finished writing a science fiction novel that awaits a publisher.

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t: @rajivjoshi07

heArtist //// Tracy Rose Stamper

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Tracy Rose Stamper dances with words, carries wildflowers in her purse and hope in her heart. She lives in a home on a hill in St. Louis with two beloved humans, two beagle boys and two whimsical wind sculptures. When not writing, she is probably thinking about writing. You can find her dancing with words at http://m.facebook.com/DancingPenTracyStamper/

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facebook.com/DancingPenTracyStamper

LIBERTY////2020////3

Poem Winners

women //// Dina Sarayra

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Two mice fell into a bucket of cream... I am that second mouse.

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i: @di.ver.gent28

liberty //// R. L. Griffin

liberty //// Ignacio Diego

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Well, for my poem, it was more of a lack of Liberty in this Country. Especially for us minorities, who are facing the Glock every day!

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i: @themexicanpoet75

american freedom //// Lily Beaumont

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Lily Beaumont is a freelance curriculum and study guide developer; she holds an MA in English and Gender Studies from Brandeis University, and currently lives in Central Texas. Her creative work has appeared in publications including Open Minds Quarterly, Young Ravens Literary Review, and Rise Up Review.

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FAMILY////2020////2

Poem Winners

spring squall

//// Sharon Israel

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Sharon Israel's debut chapbook Voice Lesson was published in 2017 by Post Traumatic Press. Her poem, "Melodrama at the Biograph" was nominated for "Best of the Net 2016". Sharon is the host of the monthly radio show, Planet Poet-Words in Space, on WIOX 91.3 FM (WIOXradio.org) in Roxbury, N.Y.

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sharonisraelpoet.comt: @sharonpoetfacebook.com/PlanetPoet

teaching kids how to apologize, when you should also improve

//// Jennifer Edwards

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Jennifer Edwards is a Pushcart Prize (XLIV) nominated poet & preschool Speech-Language Pathologist & busy mom/wife/brindle boxer mom in NH. Her writing appears in Portrait of New England, The Poets' Touchstone, The Ekphrastic Review, Headline Poetry and Press, Lucky Jefferson, Poetry in the Time of Covid (2020, Hobblebush Press). She reads @MudSeasonReview.

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t: @Jennife00420i: @JenEdwards8facebook

family photograph

//// John Grey

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John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Soundings East, Dalhousie Review and Qwerty with work upcoming in West Trade Review, Willard and Maple and Connecticut River Review.

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night memory

//// Connor Orrico

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Connor is a medical student, field recordist, noise artist, and incipient birder. He likes global health, mental health, health equity, and racial justice. He last read from books by Antonin Artuad, Samuel Beckett, Emil Cioran, and Alejandra Pizarnik. He is bad at thinking in quadruples.

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t: @connororrico