Contests & Awards

2021 Kim Bridgford Memorial Sonnet Contest Winner:

An Aging Poet Explains by David Southward The problem is that people are like trees.Although they think and speak and walk around,they’re growths of buried systems no one sees—whose roots, like an inverted broccoli crown,anchor them to the soils of home and school.While summer wraps their limbs in gathered light,this hidden half digests a springtime … Read More

Poetry by the Sea Book Awards 2020

It is with happiness and pride that we announce the winners of the 2020 Book Awards. Category 1) (Author may have more than one book) was won by Richard Foerster for Boy on a Doorstep, and Category 2) (Author’s first book) was won by Maya Phillips for Erou. The author of the winning book in … Read More

Poetry by the Sea Book Awards 2019

It is with admiration and delight that we announce the winners of the inaugural 2019 Book Awards. Category 1) (Author may have more than one book) was won by Barbara Crooker for The Book of Kells, and Category 2) (Author’s first book) was won by Grady Chambers for North American Stadiums. The author of the … Read More