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Blog Posted:3/9/2018 10:07:00 AM

Poe and Plath, two very different poets with their own unique styles.  How to deftly combine the two was the challenge here.  To write with Poe's sense of horror in Plath's metaphorical free verse style is not an easy feat, to be sure.  One entry stands above the rest - Leanne is Plath... on steroids.  The Chalice of Murdered Crows is an outstanding achievement, one I hope you all get a chance to check out.

Kudos to all other placements and thanks to all who entered this admittedly difficult contest.

Contest Winner Medal 1 The Chalice of Murdered Crows Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Contest Winner Medal 2 Outside The Mind - Poe - Plath Carrie Richards
Contest Winner Medal 3 NEVERMORE Kim Rodrigues
  4 Dark Hope, Weeping Sky Gregory R Barden
  5 Seven Times, The Bells Did Toll Mike Gentile
  6 Tree of Lives Justin Kelly
  7 'the breakdown of us' Laura Loo
  8 Inch Worm Catie Lindsey



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Date: 3/13/2018 12:18:00 PM
Will have to try to read some of these. Sara
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Date: 3/9/2018 11:58:00 AM
I am blown away by Leanne's masterpiece! What an amazing poem for your contest, and it is an honor to be standing next in line in the shadow of such a great mix of Poe and Plath! Thank you July Morning ! :)
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