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What Light Poetry Project

May 1, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem Judges (May-July 2008)
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read more about the acclaimed poets serving as judges for this What Light: This Week's Poem cycle: Katrina Vandenberg, Bryan Thao Worra, and Marian Haddad
Apr 28, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Steve Downing
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning What Light poem, "Regrets" by Steve Downing (selected by Todd Pederson).
Apr 21, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Molly Spencer
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "For Daphne, Anne Sexton, and Me" by Molly Spencer, this week's What Light winner (selected by poet Margaret Hasse).
Apr 16, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Jana Bouma
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "Hearing the News" by Jana Bouma, this week's winning poem selected by series coordinator Lightsey Darst. PLUS: We're in the midst of a new call for your What Light poetry submissions:the deadline is April 19.
Apr 8, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Florence Chard Dacey
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "After All My Life" by Florence Chard Dacey, this week's winning What Light poem, selected by Greg Watson. ALSO: We're in the midst of a new call for your What Light poetry submissions. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is April 19.
Mar 31, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Adrian S. Potter
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "Mistakes" by Adrian S. Potter, this week's winning poem selected by What Light veteran poet, Jen March.
Mar 24, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Tim Brennan
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read Tim Brennan's winning poem "My Father is Seventy-eight," chosen by What Light veteran winner, Greg Watson. Also: Join us this Sunday, March 30 from 5-7 pm at Magers and Quinn for a wine tasting and poetry reading by this quarter's winners.
Mar 17, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Jennifer L. Johnson
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's What Light winner, "Lexicon" by Jennifer L. Johnson, chosen by poet Todd Pederson.
Mar 11, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Amy McCann
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "Thorns and Thistles," this week's winning poem by Amy McCann, selected by another What Light veteran poet Margaret Hasse.
Mar 4, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Diana Lundell
What Light: This Week's Poem

We begin a third year of What Light with a poem by Diana Lundell, selected by another of the contest's winningest poets, Jen March. In addition to M & Q we're welcoming a new sponsor, Artisan Vineyards. Check in for weekly poetry and wine pairings.
Mar 4, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem Judges (March 2008-April 2008)
What Light: This Week's Poem

The readers for this round of the What Light weekly poetry competition were all previous multiple-time winners in their own right, Greg Watson, Jen March, Margaret Hasse, and Todd Pederson. Find out a bit more about them.
Feb 25, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Allistair MacMartin
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "All the Ways the World Will End" by Allistair MacMartin, this week's What Light winning poem which was selected by acclaimed poet Sarah Fox.
Feb 18, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Sun Yung Shin
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "Riot Police" by veteran What Light winning poet Sun Yung Shin. This week's poem was selected by Sarah Fox.
Feb 11, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Cary Waterman
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning poem, "Honeysuckle" by multiple What Light winner Cary Waterman, selected by e.g. bailey.
Feb 4, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: LouAnn Shepard Muhm
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning poem, "Breadcrumbs," by LouAnn Shepard Muhm, selected by e.g. bailey. Also: we're in the middle of a new competition round for What Light. You have till February 16 to submit your poems for consideration.
Jan 28, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Joseph Rizzo
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read "We Have Cashmouth," this week's winning What Light poem, selected by poet Sarah Fox. Also, we're taking your poetry submissions for the next competition cycle: deadline is February 16.
Jan 21, 2008
What Light : This Week's Poem: James Henderson
What Light: This Week's Poem

This week's poem by veteran What Light winner, James Henderson, entitled "Go Fish," was selected by acclaimed poet Leslie Adrienne Miller.
Jan 14, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Sun Yung Shin
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning poem by Sun Yung Shin, "Pyongtaek," selected by Leslie Adrienne Miller. Come join us this Sunday (1/20) at Magers and Quinn to celebrate this round's poets and hear them read their winning verse.
Jan 7, 2008
What Light: This Week's Poem: Cary Waterman
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning poem, "The Mice" by Cary Waterman, selected by What Light judge, Leslie Adrienne Miller
Dec 31, 2007
What Light: This Week's Poem: Allister MacMartin
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning What Light poem, "A brief family history" by Allister MacMartin.
Dec 23, 2007
What Light: This Week's Poem: Jeff Kelley
What Light: This Week's Poem

Just in time for Christmas, this week's winning poem, "My Daughter Practicing the Piano," by Jeff Kelley.
Dec 17, 2007
What Light: This Week's Poem: John Vick
What Light: This Week's Poem

Read this week's winning poem, "personne agašante" written by John Vick and selected by What Light judge, Sarah Fox.
Dec 10, 2007
The What Light: This Week's Poem Judges (December 2007-February 2008)
What Light: This Week's Poem

The readers for this round of the What Light weekly poetry competition were e.g. bailey, Leslie Adrienne Miller, and Sarah Fox. Find out a bit more about them.
Dec 10, 2007
What Light: This Week's Poem: Sharon Chmielarz
What Light: This Week's Poem

What Light: This Week's Poem returns with a bit of winning verse from Sharon Chmielarz selected by What Light judge, Leslie Adrienne Miller.
Nov 27, 2007
What Light: This Week's Poem: Margaret Hasse
What Light: This Week's Poem

"What Light: This Week's Poem" will go on hiatus for a few weeks as our judges consider the next competition cycle's poetry submissions. Look for a new round of weekly poems from a fresh batch of winning poets to begin in December.

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