THE WINNER OF THE ANNIE MENEBROKER POETRY AWARD IS WILLIAM TAYLOR JR for his poem “A Proclamation of Sorts”
Special thanks to Sue McElligott Menebroker for being the judge and also to Mikey and Eva West, for their generous contribution to the award!
Sue said she had a difficult time selecting because there were so many great pieces in this issue, but Taylor’s stood out. Sue said, I keep going back to the first poem I loved, and I think it’s the timing of what I am feeling that draws me to it.”
She also mentioned the following as VERY CLOSE runners up: “My Second Poem” and “Black Man Poetry” by David M. Taylor and “We the Faithful” by James Duncan.