It is with excitement and joy that we announce the winners of the 2021 Kim Bridgford Memorial Sonnet Contest: “An Aging Poet Explains” by David Southward and “The Messenger” by Susan Delaney Spear. They each will be awarded a prize of $500 and are invited to read the pieces at our online event in May, the Poetry by the Sea 2021 Celebration and Awards … Read More
Shane Warren was accepted to the Student Volunteer Program for Poetry by the Sea 2020. If you’ve been to the conference, you’ll know how hard the volunteers work and that they are always a cheerful, friendly presence. Of course, this year’s conference didn’t happen, and then, in a further demonstration of 2020’s cruelty, Shane suffered … Read More
This two hour event featured Katie Schneider, Anna M. Evans, Molly Mellinger, Nicole Caruso Garcia, Annabelle Moseley, Laura Marie Marciano, Sally Nacker, April Booker, Brittany Hill, Holly Brigham, Wendy Sloan, Colin Halloran, Barbara Crooker, and Julie Kane. Poetry by the Sea would like to thank FUMFA for organizing the tribute and for giving kind permission … Read More
november 11, 2018, Reprinted with kind permission of rattle Green: I always like to start at the beginning. There aren’t many people in the world who are poets. How did you become one of them? Bridgford: I’ve been a poet since I was about six years old. So I started writing poems and stories when … Read More
Our beloved Founder and Director, Dr. Kim Bridgford, passed away on the morning of Sunday June 28, after a short battle with cancer. Here are some links and resources for the community. Her funeral service will be broadcast live on Wednesday July 1 at 12:00 ET and afterwards available on the Facebook page and website … Read More
The 2020 Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday June 20th at 4 p.m. Thanks to our winners and judges for taking part! You can view a recording of the event on YouTube below.