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CHOLLA DIVISION (any) - Judge: Gail Denham, Oregon

1st  Prize        High School English Teacher         Lynda La Rocca, Salida, Colorado

2nd Prize       The First Day of School                  Kristal Sullivan, Washington, Utah

3rd  Prize       The Reader                                     Christine Kohler, Granbury, Texas

1st  HM           On the Trail of Angels                   Markay Brown, UT

2nd HM          A Place for Shoes                           Sylvia Reilly Collins, MA

3rd  HM          A Townsman of Bergen, 1945        Steven Leitch, UT


CHAQUETA DIVISION (Southwest) Judge: Lorraine Jeffery, Utah

1st  Prize         The Weaving Woman                             Kristal Sullivan, Washington, Utah

2nd Prize        Lizards                                                    Sally Curd, Tucson, Arizona

3rd Prize         Children of the Sonoran Thornscrub     Michael Spears, Plain City, Utah 

1st  HM           Falling to Rise                                         Lynda La Rocca, CO

2nd HM           Hidden                                                    Jolayne Nelson, UT

3rd  HM          Two Gray Hills                                       Barbara J. Funke, UT

CHAPAREJOS DIVISION (rhyme and meter) - Judge: Mary Couch, Indiana

1st  Prize        Whispering Winds                   Steven Leitch, West Jordan, Utah

2nd Prize        Never Again!                           Janice Canerdy, Potts Camp, Mississippi

3rd Prize        Beach Walk                              Sylvia Reilly Collins, S. Hamilton, Massachusetts

1st  HM           Clawing out of the Pot             Christine Kohler, TX

2nd HM          In Spite of Fears                       Lorraine Jeffery, UT

3rd HM           Heartless                                  Denis Feehan, NV 

CHIMERA DIVISION (fantastic, absurd or humorous) - Judge: Chuck Salmons, Ohio

1st  Prize        Unbearable Lightness of Moon Shadow   Michael Spears, Plain City, Utah           

2nd Prize       Perfect Love                                               Sylvia Reilly Collins, S. Hamilton, Massachusetts 

3rd Prize        Dancing Close                                            Nad R. Brown, St. George, Utah

1st  HM           The Aisle 3 Cashier                                   Nick Sweet, TX

2nd HM          Always Professional                                   Lorraine Jeffery, UT       

3rd  HM          A Sonnet for My Picky Toddler                 Kristal Sullivan, UT 


Redrock Writers depends on the voluntary efforts of Southern Utah writers who participate in our collective learning, write and read their poetry, and help organize and lead our regular activities. We deeply appreciate the contributions of members of UTSPS Dixie Chapter, the Utah State Poetry Society, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, the Heritage Writers Guild and The League of Utah Writers. We also express appreciation to outstanding poets from across America who participate in blind judging our yearly contest.

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