We thank everyone for their poetry submissions to the NY Literary Magazine, and are excited to present the winners of our “AWAKE” Best Poetry Contest!
Winners of the Sad, Dark Poetry Category
1st Place Winner: “Darkness’ Morn” by Dana Cheer
2nd Place Winner: “A Plea By Lamplight” by Nina Athena Radke
3rd Place Winner: “My December” by Katie Lynn
Winners of the Sociopolitical Poetry Category
1st Place Winner: “Don’t Shoot” by Rutendo C C
Winners of the Poems about Death Category
1st Place Winner: “Sister Blue” by Brenda Davis Harsham
2nd Place Winner: “Triptych” by Lorcán Black
Winners of the Poems about Life Category
1st Place Winner: “Tick-Tock” by LaToya Ann Jackson Talley
2nd Place Winner: “Dirty Laundry” by Bob Shakeshaft
Winners of the Love Poetry Category
1st Place Winner: “Ever” by Aracelly P. Campo
2nd Place Winner: “Drop Your Mask” by Maria Thompson Corley
3rd Place Winner: “Ode to My Body” by Natalie Swain
Winners of the Family Poems Category
1st Place Winner: “The Womb Connect” by Puja Bhakoo
2nd Place Winner: “A Christmas Card” by Laura Rahill
Winners of the Religious Poetry Category
1st Place Winner: “My God Loves Me” by Debra S Joseph
Finalists who are awarded the “5 Star Writer” award
- “Fever” by Louisa Heno
- “Unfit” by Ron Walker
- “Time” by Robert Black
- “Awake at Night” by Palma Mingozzi
- “A Joke at Midnight” by Arnab Mukhopadhyay
- “Sad December Moon” by Marjon van Bruggen
- “A Christmas Poem” by Tony Sciarini
The winners and finalists will be published in the NY Literary Magazine’s “AWAKE” poetry anthology.
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