Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Working People's Contest Winners

At long last and after much deliberation we have chosen the winner of the Working People's Poetry Contest. It wasn't easy and we had two runners up, both which could have just as well been the winner. These are dynamic poems and all are good examples of progressive working class poetry.

The winner is Gregg Shotwell for his poem "I Am the Rouge." Very close runners up are Ed Werstein for his poem "Teaching Women How to Fly" and Margaret Sherman for "Let the Toilers Assemble" -- a painfully timely poem. All of these are posted online for a year and will appear in the next issue of the Blue Collar review.

The winner receives the grand prize on $100.00. He and the runners up also win a year's subscription to the Blue Collar Review. Several other poems that were not winners were very good and will be published in future issues of the journal as well.

We are thankful to all who participated by entering poems in our contest and hope to see more entries in the coming year.

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