Prairie Poetry

Prairie Poetry - January 2006 Edition
Winners of the 2005 Peer Awards

Click on the links to read these excellent works recognized by their peers:

Vicki Goodfellow Duke - White DandelionFriends Prize Winner

Daniel Thomas Moran - Recalling Pipestone Minnesota

Kirstin Stoner - More Than Anything . . .

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 2005 Friends Prize

Barbara Archer
Linda L. Bielowski
Beverly Biggeman
John Blair
David Bond
Steve Braxton
Geraldine Byrne
Martha Carmitchel
William Carroll
J. Donald Coonrod
Marc duPlan
John Durler
Linda Fields
Phillip Fitzekam
Vaughn Fritts

John Gallagher
Pat Galvin
Pam Gebhard
Peter Gorham
Richard Hagen
Marvin Hass
John Heck
David Hill
Becky Jackson
Robert D. Jackson
Lois Jones
Randy Langenberg
Elisabeth Lee
Rhonda Lundquist
Marilyn Maher
Francis Masat

Nadine Miller
Robert H. Nunnally Jr.
Naomi Patterson
Judith Quaempts
Mary Robinson
Vernon Schmid
Clair Sircoulomb
Mark Smith
Douglas Thiele
Eldon Turner
Orren Wagner
Lynn Westbrook
Elizabeth Wiley
Don R. Wilkins
Loren Wilson

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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 2006