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.