Amherst Writers & Artists Press is pleased to announce the winners of the Second Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest

1st Prize awarded to Laura A. Martin of Sacramento, California

“My Father, The Sawmill” will be published in Peregrine, a forum for national and international writers since 1983 committed to finding exceptional work by both emerging and established writers published by Amherst Writers & Artists Press.

Honorable Mentions:

Cynthia Hughes, Putney, Vermont
Cate McLaughlin, Amherst, Massachusetts
Kip Zegers, Bronx, New York


Sharon L. Charde, Connecticut
Joanne Lozar Glenn, Virginia
Alice Jay, Florida
Leatha Kendrick, Kentucky
Doris E. Matthews, Massachusetts
Dennis Maulsby, Iowa
Linda Neal, California
Edward Reill, Newton Geelong, Australia
Florence Rose, California
Diane Woodcock, Doha, Qatar
Contest Chief Judge: Pat Schneider

Issue 28 of Peregrine, AWA’s literary journal, will feature the winner and honorable mentions of the Second Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest. Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) is a non-profit, international arts organization dedicated to the principle that everyone can use words to create art.

Second Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest was made possible by generous support from the Vessel Foundation and The Friends of Pat and Peter Schneider