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Unread 01-01-2017, 06:02 PM
Michael Juster Michael Juster is offline
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Default The 2016 Nemerov Sonnet Award winner is...

Midge Goldberg for "Tennis Practice Against the Garage Door." Rachel Hadas was the judge.

Finalists included:

Catherine Chandler "Family at Sunset Beach, California"
Robert Daseler "Deprived of Weather"
Anna Evans "A Tune to Remember"
Carol Frith "Rumor of a Route"
Len Krisak "Zeitgebers"
Robert Mezey "Insomnia"
John Ridland "6. Pete Irvine Ph.D. (1931-1976)
David Stephenson "Knife Grinder"
Katherine Barrett Swett "Yet another view"
Marilyn L. Taylor "Scaffolding"
AntonYakolev "Peter's Denial"

This list is full of outstanding people & poets--congratulations to them all.

Final judge for the next competition: Dana Gioia

Mike Juster (on behalf of Bill Baer)
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Unread 01-01-2017, 08:50 PM
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Cool! Congrats to all!

And thanks for letting us know, Michael.
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Unread 01-02-2017, 09:27 AM
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Congratulations to Midge and to all of the finalists! I look forward to reading them in Measure.

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Unread 01-02-2017, 10:23 AM
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Congratulations to everybody! And thanks to Mike for posting. I've updated the Wikipedia page for the award.
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Unread 01-02-2017, 01:26 PM
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Great news! Midge was one of my final 3 when I was judging in 2015, and I am delighted that she is the winner.
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Unread 01-02-2017, 02:04 PM
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Deeply, deeply pleased to see my name on this list with so many distinguished poets! I'm humbled-- and thrilled for Midge, grateful to Rachel Hadas, and indebted to Mike for spreading the news.
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Unread 01-02-2017, 03:04 PM
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Congratulations to Midge, and to the veritable Who's Who of finalists who made it this year. What a list!
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Unread 01-02-2017, 06:33 PM
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Huge congrats to Midge and to all the finalists!! Great way to start the new year.

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