Honorable Mentions

1st Honorable Mention

On the Edge of the Sheldon Refuge
by Lynne Bigley

Judge's Comment:

The poem's exact and loving observation results in compelling images such as "fast-forward skies". The speaker makes water a source of spiritual renewal in the forceful statement, "I am resurrected/by the force of her deluge..."

2nd Honorable Mention

Names
by Johanna Donovan

Judge's Comment:

I found this a charming exploration of the elusiveness of identity. The poet shows a sure hand leading us through this reflective moment.