1st Honorable Mention
On the Edge of the Sheldon Refuge
by Lynne Bigley
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
by Johanna Donovan
I found this a charming exploration of the elusiveness
of identity. The poet shows a sure hand leading us through this reflective