All of the poems were read and vetted by Tate Street High Society Members, and our final judge, Elly Bookman (winner of the Stanley Kunitz Prize at APR and graduate from the MFA program at UNC-Greensboro) deliberated over the finalists.
The first annual winner of the Tate Street Festival Flash Poetry Contest is….
Spencer Auten for his poem “On a Sidewalk in September”
Forrest D. Toms II
In our Humor Category, an honorable mention went to was Renee Leach with her couplet:
What a bad outfit choice
my legs are so moist.
Congratulations all! We are looking forward to having more contests and thank you for your wonderful work.
About the Author: Abigail Browning
Abigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal Online, The Greensboro Review, Linebreak, and RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: www.abigailbrowning.com. Currently, she is studying Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media as a PhD at NC State in Raleigh, NC.