2016 Poetry Competition Winners

 

1st Place

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Matt Duggan was born in Bristol, U.K. His poems have appeared in Prole, Trafika Europe, The Journal, The Dawntreader, Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Seventh Quarry, Sarasvati, Lunar Poetry Magazine. His first full collection, Dystopia 38.10, won the Erbacce Prize for Poetry in 2015. mattduggan.webnode.com.

 

2nd Place

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M. Wright is a writer and full-time graduate student. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota and is the winner of Weisman Art Museum’s Poetry ArtWords 2015 contest. His poems have recently been published in Ivory Tower, Pilcrow & Dagger and (forthcoming in) the Saint Paul Almanacwrightm.com.

 

3rd Place

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Mark Bolsover is a freelance writer, living and working in Edinburgh. His short experimental prose-poetry is published in FREAK CIRCUS Magazine (Edinburgh) and Into the Void Magazine, and forthcoming with 404 Ink Magazine (Edinburgh), Ink In Thirds Magazine (Alabama), and an anthology of ‘multimodal work’ with Twelve Winters Press (Illinois). Twitter: @mdbolsover.

 

Runners-Up (In No Particular Order)

 

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Ellen Zaks has been published in various magazines and anthologies. Her collection of poems is called Outcries. Multi-media performances presented in Brighton’s art festival have been based on her poetry. She performs her poems against soundscapes of specially-composed music with elements of dance and theatre. ellenzaks.net.

 

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Daniel Pearson is a traveller of no fixed abode, originally from Sunderland, England. He intends to keep travelling and writing for the foreseeable future.

 

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Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, U.S.A. with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.

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