2016 Spring Contest Winners

At the Spring Conference in Madison, 2016, the WFOP announced the following contest awards:

2016 Chapbook Contest

First Place: and no spiders were harmed (Red Bird Chapbooks, St. Paul, MN), Steve Tomasko, Middleton.

Second Place: The Toolbox Poems (Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY), Sandy Stark, Madison

Honorable Mentions:        
Finding Ourselves in Alzheimer’s, Naomi Cochran, Hayward.
Navigating in the Sun, Stephen Anderson, Shorewood.

2016 Muse Prize for Excellence in Poetry

First Place: Mike Orlock, Sturgeon Bay, for his poem "On Perdido Beach"

Second Place: Paula Schulz, Slinger, for her poem "Real"

Third Place: Jude Genereaux, Sarona, for her poem "Some Nights"

1st Honorable Mention:  Bobbie Lovell, DePere, for her poem "Seasonal Help at the Furniture Factory"
2nd Honorable Mention:  Annette L. Grunseth, Green Bay, for her poem "Lost Seed"
3rd Honorable Mention:  Laurel Devitt, La Crosse, for her poem "Spring Forth"

 Congratulations to all.