Congratulations to our 2021 Poetry Contest winners!
Celia Lawren – Restoring the San Francisco Salt Ponds
KB Ballentine – Valkyrie
Cathy A. Korda – Memo to Myself
Marilyn Kallet, two-time Knoxville Poet Laureate, judged the contest. “It was a close call between two poems, ‘Restoring the San Francisco Salt Ponds’ and ‘Valkyrie,’ she said. “These two rose to the top for their lyricism. They are both rhythmically alive.” Kallet gave an honorable mention to “Memo to Myself” for its emotional honesty.