Triad Contest Winners Announced

2016 Triad Awards

Kay Saunders Memorial New Poet Award | Themed Award | Poet's Choice

At the Fall Conference of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, the winners of the Triad Contest were announced.

Kay Saunders Memorial New Poet Award

Angela Sorby, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize, the John Fiske Poetry Prize, University of Chicago•Brittingham Prize in Poetry, and the Lorine Niedecker Award, judged the 39 entries in the Kay Saunders Memorial New Poet Award Contest. Sorby was born in Seattle and teaches at Marquette. 

Honorable Mention: Kathleen Phillips for “Afterwards”.
3rd place: Kate Franzmann for “On the Phone with the Dispatcher”
2nd Place: Karen Middleton for “On a Gray Pebble from Lake Michigan” 
1st Place: Bobbie Lovell for “Customer Lounge” 

Themed Award

The judge for the Theme category was Matthew Siegel, winner of the Felix Pollack Prize and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Standford. He now teaches literature and writing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. There were 93 entries for the theme, “Birds, Bees, and/or ‘The Birds and the Bees’”.

Honorable Mentions: Sandra Lindow for “Knees," Richard Swanson for “Cowbirds” and Guy Thorvaldsen for “The Problem with the Birds and the Bees.”
3rd place: Maryann Hurtt for “Launch Party”
2nd place: Bobbie Lovell for “Birds and Bees”
1st place: Roseann St. Aubin for “Crows"

Poet's Choice Contest

There were 98 entries in the Poets’ Choice contest, which was judged by Joanne Diaz. Diaz is the author of My Favorite Tyrants, which won the 2014 Brittingham Prize, and The Lessons, from Silverfish Review Press. She is the co-editor of “The Little Magazine of Contemporary America” and teaches at Illinois Wesleyan university.

Honorable Mentions: Georgia Ressmeyer for “An American History," Ed Werstein for “Somewhen” and Thomas Erickson for “The Weave.”
3rd place: Laurel Devitt for “Yesterday”
2nd Place: Karen Middleton for “A Summer Day in Texas— To My Sister”
1st Place: Martha Kaplan for “City of Light”