2018 Sonnet Contest Winners

(Click on a category for winning entries. All winners are listed alphabetically by last name.)


Aubade for LR – Aaron Fischer

Aphasia – Rich Glowacki

The Lady Explains – Gail White


She doesn’t sleep, this baby we brought home – Frances Edstrom

The Great Deniers – Richard Meyer

The Scribbler’s Question – Jim Togeas


[entrants 17 and under]

Dime Store Surrealism – Maryam Azizli

Cigarette – Karen Li

The House on 93rd Street – Emma Nasseri

(Click on a sub-category for winning entries. Winners are grouped alphabetically by last name.)

Laureates' Choice – Group One

At the Santa Barbarians Gate – Mike Costello

Paradise Leased – Barbara Lydecker Crane

Seven – Sandra Graff

Family Systems (IV) – Clare Harmon

Misshapen Chaos of Well-Seeming Forms – Ernest Hilbert

Laureates' Choice – Group Two

The Dreaming House – W. Luther Jett

Bookworm, A Fragment – Arnold Johnston

Dinner time – Zahra Kasem

Seeing Her Way – Jean Kreiling

Flying Home – Ron Lavalette

Laureates' Choice – Group Three

I’ll give you a call – Catherine Moran

Seeing Stars – Bo Niles

Dinnertime – Penny Peyser

Moonscape – Kit Rohrbach

In Defense of Formal Poetry – David Southward