Announcing the 9th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest Winners

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April 25, 2019

We're thrilled to announce the winners of our annual poetry contest, for which we received over 1,000 submissions. This year’s judge, the award-winning poet Diane Seuss, has selected the following poems:
First place ($1,000 prize):
“The First [Observed] Black Hole Cygnus XI. The First Hen [Raphaella]” by Diane Glancy

Second place ($500 prize): 
“The Tending” by Laura Grothaus
Third place ($250 prize):
“A Home for Boys” by Nick Rattner 

Honorable mentions:
“After” by Alana Baum
“Overdose” by Alexis Rhone Fancher
“A” by Mary MacGowan
“Infirmary for a Private Soul” by Judith Pacht
“Distressing the Canvas of the Personal” by Jeanne Wagner
Please read more about the contest and the winning poems here.
Join us in congratulating the winners at a reading on Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm!
Quentin Ring, Executive Director
(310) 822-3006