The results of the Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest are in, and we are very excited to share them with you. We do hope any of you who entered and are not on this list know that all of us have not been on some list or other! It doesn’t mean you are not terrific. Please know that we would love to have you join the winners to share your poetry during the North Shore Poets’ Forum’s annual celebration of National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 20, at the Beverly Public Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is always an entertaining time.
And now the list:
1st Prize Carol Seitchik – “Tel Aviv: Meandering Back”
2nd Prize Clemens Schoenebeck – “Resurrection”
3rd Prize Sally Clark – “One Loose Screw”
1HM C.H.Coleman – “A Mother’s Moment”
2HM Clemens Schoneback – “Old Dog”
3HM Ms. Phyllis Hodge – “Blizzard in the City”
4HM Peter McDale – “Almost Spring”
5HM Alan Swartz – “In the Dream there was a Card Game”
6HM V. G. Bisaillon – “A Partly Blocked View”
7HM Richard Samuel Davis – “Waiting for Deer at the Island Refuge”
We invite our winners to come to our celebration to read their poems. After they read, we have an Open Mic. Lots of people join in, and we all have a great time. Please try to make it!