Poetry Member Recognition

  • 07/08/2016

    July – December 2015 winners

    Check out our most recent winners!

    First Place — Marc Savey-Bennett / London, United Kingdom  Butcher’s Choice

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  • 06/29/2016

    July–December 2015 Grand Prize Winner

    Marc Savey-Bennett, “The Butcher’s Choice”

    With great pleasure we announce Marc Savey-Bennett of London, UK, is the grand prize winner of the July–December 2015 National Amateur Poetry Competition! His poem, “The Butcher’s Choice,” demonstrates his strong vocabulary and lyrical rhythm blended...

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  • 11/20/2015

    Jan–June 2015 Contest Winner

    Dustin Calkins of Tacoma, WA

    Dustin Calkins of Tacoma, WA, is the grand prize winner of the January–June 2015 poetry contest. His poem, “Contestant Downer Boy,” struck the judges as something written by an older, wiser poet, but Calkins is a teenager! His poem showcases chilling imagery, lyrical alliteration and consistent punctuation and capitalization.


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  • 08/01/2015

    Top to Bottom or Bottom to Top?

    A Young Poets Clever Verse Garners Worldwide Praise

     Eleventh grade student Chanie Gorkin may soon experience her best day ever with her poem “Worst Day Ever?” which, in the past 24 hours, has just gone viral on social media. In England, the poem was posted on a bulletin board in a bar where it was photographed and then posted...

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  • 04/01/2015

    Second Contest Winner of 2014

    Jeffrey Magnuson of San Diego, CA

    It is with springtime jubilation we announce Jeffrey Magnuson of San Diego, CA, is the grand prize winner of the July–December 2014 poetry contest!

    Magnuson is a retired business owner of a wood products design and manufacturing company. His hobbies include attending auctions and estate sales offering quality vintage items to re-sell...

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  • 10/01/2014

    First Contest Winner of 2014

    Sonya Troncoso of San Antonio, TX

    We are proud to announce Sonya Troncoso of San Antonio, TX, is the grand prize winner of the January–June 2014 poetry contest! The judges loved her poem, “Ms. Langford,” for its offbeat narrative and witty details. This was not the first contest Troncoso has entered, but it was her first time submitting to Eber & Wein Publishing,...

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  • 04/01/2014

    Contest Winners of 2013

    Daniel Edward Morris of Pittsburgh, PA, and Robyn Redding of Charlotte, NC

    Congratulations go to the latest grand prize winner Daniel Edward Morris of Pittsburgh, PA for his poem “Not Poor.” An outstanding piece, the judges selected it for its gritty imagery, latent symbolism, and creative locution. Hats off also to the twenty second place and one hundred third place winners of the July–December 2013 contest....

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  • 04/14/2013

    Talent Trumps Temper Tantrum!

    2012 Grand Prize Winner Laura Leigh Packard

    Grand Prize winner Laura Leigh Packard turns bitterness into verse with her first “serious” poem.

    Previous Grand Prize winner Laura Leigh Packard grew up in Augusta, GA and has been writing since her childhood.  Likening the creative writing of her youth to temper tantrums, Laura explains, “When I was young, I would...

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  • 07/25/2012

    Phenomenolgy in Form

    Commenting on his own poetry, Friedrich (Fred) Wurzbach admits, “I like the challenge of structure in meter and rhyme [….] try[ing] to make it work in/with our contemporary idiom.”  His contest-winning poem “Constrained Compliment” exemplifies his ability to create beautiful and poignant work out of the...

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  • 01/10/2012

    Similitudes of Poetry and Songwriting

    Strategies and Ideas for Today’s Aspiring Songwriter

    Recently we’ve been inundated with letters from poets who have either expressed an interest in song writing or poets who have been writing lyrics for a good part of their lives.  Therefore, we’d like to take this opportunity to respond and offer some helpful information.  And for those of you who love to write poetry but...

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