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Susan McLean Susan McLean is offline
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Default Poetry by the Sea's Sonnet Contest Results

Here is the list of the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists in Poetry by the Sea's sonnet contest. Melissa Balmain won the individual sonnet contest, and some of the finalists are also members here.

Shortlist of Individual Sonnets


“Alausí 1941” by Lupita Edye-Tucker

“Another Love Poem” by Melissa Balmain

“Awakening” by Jenna Le (H.M.)

“The Brightness and the Fade” by Liz Ahl

“Commencement Address” by Lesley Wheeler

“Complaint of a Brain in a Jar” by Austin Allen

“Fill in the Blank” by Austin Allen

“Fjord” by Chelsea Woodard

“Labyrinth” by Susan McLean

“Niagara Overlook” by Melissa Balmain (FIRST PRIZE)

“Ragga” by Traci O’Dea

“Renovation of the Memory Palace” by George David Clark

“To Be a Tortured Saint” by Barbara Lydecker Crane



Shortlist of Sonnet Crowns



“After Reading Hemingway Late at Night” by Jean Kreiling (H. M.)

“Bridesmaid Dress” by Jenna Le (FIRST PRIZE)

“Group Therapy for the Female Characters of the Odyssey” by Moira Egan

“The Ritual Bath” by Joyce Wilson

“The Useless Class” by Martin Elster


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Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Thanks for posting, Susan, and congrats to you, Jenna, and everyone else on the list! I'm delighted and surprised to have my poem chosen, and honored to be in such terrific company.
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Congratulations to some of the most deserving poets I know: Melissa and Jenna for their wins; Jean for her Honorable Mention; and Susan, Moira, Barbara and Martin for being shortlisted. Can't wait to read the poems!
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Congrats to the winners, the folks who earned an honorable mention, and the finalists! I'm chuffed my sonnet crown was shortlisted. And thanks, Cathy!
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Vera Ignatowitsch Vera Ignatowitsch is offline
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Thank you posting this Susan.

Congratulations to Melissa and to all who were shortlisted. Can't wait to read.

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