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Volume V, Valentine Awards: February 2003.
Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved by the respective authors.

Overview • Grand Prize - Poet of the Year • Favorite Poets
Grand Prize - Poem of the Year  • Favorite Poems
Special Mention - Page 1 • Special Mention - Page 2

Readers’ Choice —
Poet of the Year

John Stevenson
Readers’ Choice —
Favorite Poets

paul m.
Peggy Willis Lyles
Anna Tambour
Readers’ and Editors’ Choice —
Poem of the Year

paul m.
Readers’ and Editors’ Choice —
Favorite Poems

Billie Wilson
Anna Tambour
Connie Donleycott
Hortensia Anderson
Jim Kacian
Special Mentions —
Page 1

Special Mentions —
Page 2

Special Mentions — Page 2

Several poems scored far above the average, and a few poets accumulated high overall point scores for their respective bodies of work. It is clear that these poets and poems have made deep and lasting impressions and richly deserve to be honored by inclusion in this Valentine Awards issue.

curve by curve
I follow her down
the river 
Jim Kacian
harvest moon
the groom inhales helium
from a white balloon 
Victor Ortiz 
we wade into the current
of a great river 
Kirsty Karkow 
the widow looks out
her parlor window 
William Cullen, Jr.
cloudy afternoon—
a chrysanthemum blooms
in the paper-folder’s hand 
K. Ramesh
muddy barnyard
the old farmer waltzing
with a wayward cow 
Elizabeth Howard
New Year’s Eve . . .
rhythm of a push broom
high in the stadium 
Michael McClintock
winter forest
the mist
of a whisper 
Connie Donleycott
the heron’s neck
curves into itself 
Ruth Yarrow

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