Prairie Poetry

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 - AdriftFriends Prize Winner

David Bond - Prayer Against Leaving

Heather Knowles Cottington - In Summer Come Black-Eyed Susans

Julia Meylor Simpson - Hearing Polkas On The Plains


More Award Winning PoemsPeer Award

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.


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Many Thanks To The Friends of Prairie Poetry For Their Contributions To The 2004 Friends Prize

Neil Aitken
Ron Beam
Dori Bearce
Alan Bender
Karen G. Berry
John Blair
David Bond
David Brock
Jared Carter
J. Donald Coonrod
Sharon Drummond
Marc duPlan
Gail Ficher

L. Mark Finch
Pam Gebhard
Peter Gorham
Richard Hagen
John Hickson
Mary Hilke
David Hill
Diana Howard
Ceolnet Ireland
Debra Kaufman
Maxine Landis
Elisabeth Lee
Francis Masat

Stephen Meats
Brian Minturn
Maureen Mullin
Naomi Patterson
Michael Petty
Judith Kelly Quaempts
Alexandra Shively
Julia Simpson
Cynthia Stell
Eldon Turner
James West
Elizabeth Wiley

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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