We had a great celebration of National Poetry Month at the Beverly Public Library on Saturday, April 26. Thank you to those who came, in particular the winners of the annual Naomi Cherkofsky contest who came to read their winning entries. Thanks to those who came to listen, to share their own poetry, and to socialize. The food was delicious, the poetry was delightful, and the day was great.
Here are the winners:
1. Timothy Russell, Toronto, OH: The Next Thing I Knew
2. Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX: View From the Pilots’ Barracks
3. Mark Wacomer Stevick, Salem, MA: Cross Our Hearts.
Note: these were not ranked.
Paulette Demers Turco, Newburyport, MA: The Limpet
Richard Samuel Davis, Byfield, MA: Where the Night Sky Can Be Seen
Gwendolyn Carr, Gloucester, MA: As the World Turns
Mark Wacomer Stevick, Salem, MA: Just Drive.
Maryellen Letarte, Lunenburg, MA: He Remembers SOS
Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR: On the Stairs
Margaret Eckman, Swampscott, MA: Sky Diamonds
Carol Seitchik, Beverly, MA: Copake Falls, The Valley
Carol Seitchik, Beverly, MA: The Sculpture Studio
Carol Seitchik, Beverly, MA: Effluvium and the Afterlife