Conference Poetry Contest 2014

Judy Anderson

Judy Anderson

Judy Anderson, 1st Place & 2nd Place

Judy Anderson is a Bay Area native, these days splitting her time between Marin and the Trinity wilderness. The river and surrounding landscape inspire much of her poetry. Her poems have appeared in four anthologies and are forthcoming in two more. She’s published two chapbooks, Glimpse and Into The Wild.

1st Place Poem, “Imagine”    Click on the tiles to read poems.
2nd Place Poem, “Choice”

 

Jasmine Belén, 3rd Place 

Jasmine Belen

Jasmine Belen

Jasmine Belén: Originally from Massachusetts, Jasmine has found a creative home in California. A survivor of multiple tragedies, memoir and poetry writing has catapulted her into healing. Recent publications and awards: Tom Howard Contest 2013, Redwood Writers contest 2011, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ‘60s & ‘70s anthology, Redwood Writers Anthology, 2013 and 2014, Press Democrat, and The Beat Goes On. She says, “Writing is my salve.”

 3rd Place Poem, “Instead of Chocolate”  
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Catharine Bramkamp

Catharine Bramkamp

Catharine Bramkamp, Honorable Mention

Catharine Bramkamp is a writing coach, professor, author, and producer of Newbie Writers Podcast. Her books are: Don’t Write Like You Talk, The Cheap Retreat Work Book, the Real Estate Diva Mystery Series and the poetry chapbook, Ammonia Sunrise. She is a regular contributor to Redwood Writers’ anthologies and editor of the just released conference poetry anthology, And the Beats Go On.

Honorable Mention Poem, “The Exchange”
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