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2012 William Redding Competition winners announced - plus The Poetry Forum's schedule for the rest of the season

From Steve Abbott:

The Poetry Forum is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 William Redding Competition:

First Place: Ellie Swenson, Columbus
Second Place: David Nichols, Columbus
Third Place: Rachel Wiley, Columbus

Winners were selected in a blind process by Poetry Forum coordinators Rose Smith, Connie Everett, and Steve Abbott.

Ellie Swenson will receive $100 and be the featured reader at The Poetry Forum's final reading of the season on May 7 at 7 PM at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit Street (at Hudson) in Columbus.

Dave Nichols will receive his choice of a $50 bookstore gift certificate or a seat in Columbus Salon, the monthly poetry workshop hosted by Rose Smith. He will read a mini-set at the May 7 reading.

Rachel Wiley will receive a $25 bookstore gift certificate. She will read a mini-set at the May 7 reading.

We thank everyone who submitted work. We received submissions for across the state, and overall quality of work was impressive. Several poets who were not among the winners are under consideration for individual readings in the coming year.

We hope to see all of you at upcoming readings.


The Poetry Forum
at Rumba Cafe

Featured readings + open mic since 1984

Mondays      7 p.m.     
2507 Summit Street @ Hudson Street, Columbus

Spring  2012

March 12 ~ Michael vander Does

March 19 ~ Michael Bernstein

March  26 ~ [ No Poetry Forum ]

April 2 ~ Andy Roberts

April 9 ~ Christine Howey

April 16 ~ The Greenville Poets
Catherine Essinger, David Garrison, Belinda Rismiller,
Lianne Spidel, & Myrna Stone

April 23 ~ Blaire Miller Bommer

April 30 ~ David Baratier

May 7 ~ Ellie Swenson
2012 William Redding Competition winner

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