Prairie Poetry - January 2005 Edition
Winners of the 2004 Peer Awards
Click on the links to read these excellent works recognized by their peers:
Neil Aitken - Adrift — Friends Prize Winner
David Bond - Prayer Against Leaving
Heather Knowles Cottington - In Summer Come Black-Eyed Susans
Julia Meylor Simpson - Hearing Polkas On The Plains
The Peer Awards were inaugurated in 1999. The awards for 1996, 1997, and 1998 were judged by individual authors. Beginning with the 1999 awards, authors whose work has been published at Prairie Poetry are invited to nominate poems for the Peer Award monthly and select the winners from a group of finalists annually.
The criteria for nomination is that, in the judgement of their peers, the craft and vision embodied in these works merit special recognition. The works, usually three, receiving the most nominations for a calendar year are awarded this honor.
Many Thanks To The Friends of Prairie Poetry For Their Contributions To The 2004 Friends Prize
Karen G. Berry
J. Donald Coonrod
L. Mark Finch
Judith Kelly Quaempts
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Index of All Editions
Prairie Poetry premiered with the May 1996 edition. New poetry appears monthly except in August. Poetry published in previous months is listed by author in the author index.
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issued 15 January 2005