DES MOINES, IOWA (October 11, 2022) — The Iowa Poetry Association (IPA) announces the publication of its annual poetry anthology Lyrical Iowa. The poems in this year's edition of Lyrical Iowa are anchored in lived experiences, cultural memories, and hopes and dreams for the future, according to Editor Marilyn Baszczynski. The 2022 edition of Lyrical Iowa is IPA's 77th anthology.

"These poems weave through continuing crises (political, social, psychological, global) in search of balance, love, serenity, and detente, with skilled narratives, surprising images and even humor," Baszczynski said. "They are invitations to the reader to be open to new perspectives, to a change of heart. They are also reminders of our humanness and our need to stay connected: as a third-grader writes, 'When we're together / We're family.'"

Poems for the anthology are selected from among close to two thousand submissions each year to the Lyrical Iowa Competition. Membership is not a requirement for having poetry included in the anthology. Contestants need only reside in Iowa. The Iowa Poetry Association has close to 350 members across the state.

Besides those awarded cash prizes or honorable mentions in the seven adult categories and four student divisions, many other top-ranking poems are showcased in this 168-page book with full-color cover. This year, a total of 319 poems was selected from about 1,800 entries submitted to IPA's 2022 contests, including five Pushcart Prize nominations. Entries came from 122 towns in 71 of Iowa's 99 counties, sent by persons ranging in age from kindergartners to near-centenarians. [Editors: See list of contest winners attached; also attached for your convenience is a listing by county of winners and poets to be published in this year's anthology.]

Books may be ordered from IPA, while the supply lasts. Cost is $15 per copy (plus shipping) to anywhere in the United States. Books from some previous years are also available. Check for details at or contact the editor at

The mission of the Iowa Poetry Association, a non-profit organization, is to promote interest in and appreciation of poetry among Iowans through educational opportunities, poetry writing contests and the publication of an annual anthology of Iowa poetry. Besides sponsoring the annual contests and new, exciting Slam competitions, IPA offers two workshops for poem critiques each year, as well as IPA LIVE!, a vibrant monthly program of online mini-workshops and readings. IPA will also be at Art on the Prairie in Perry, November 11-13.

Association executive officers include: Dawn Terpstra of Lynnville, President; Rodney Reeves of Burlington, 1st Vice-President; Heather Clark of Winterset, 2nd Vice-President/Historian; Barbara Edler of Keokuk, Secretary; Di Mathis of Ankeny, Treasurer; and Marilyn J Baszczynski of Earlham, Editor, and Contest Chair.

"We are also excited to announce our 2023 Lyrical Iowa Competition," Baszczynski added. "Adult contests include the Lucille Morgan Wilson Poetry Award, Grant Wood Country Poetry Award, Haiku, Traditional Forms (ghazal, pantoum, sonnet, villanelle), National/World Events, Humorous Verse, and Poetry For Children." Student divisions are College, High School, Upper Grades (5-8), and Lower Grades (K-4). Contest entries may be sent January 1 - February 28, 2023. Complete contest rules for adult, college, high school and grade school entries are available on their website at There is no entry fee. For information on Slam Poetry competitions, see

Also on the website: how to order books, winning poems, judges' page, Pushcart Prize nominees, resources for teachers, links to publication opportunities, workshop information, and more, all in support of Iowa poets. See



LUCILLE MORGAN WILSON AWARD: JUDGE: Diane Glancy, Shawnee Mission, Kansas (673 entries)

1st — Lo Whittington; Iowa City

2nd — Rose Hamilton-Gottlieb; Ames

3rd — Bill Graeser; Fairfield

1st HM — Rose Postma; Sioux Center

2nd HM — Deborah Lewis; Ames

3rd HM — Heather Ann Clark: Winterset


Charlie R North; Ankeny


Pat Underwood; Colfax

TRADITIONAL FORMS: JUDGE: John Sibley Williams, Milwaukie, Oregon (41 entries)

1st — Erik Trilk; Marion

2nd — Allison Bartholmey; Colfax

3rd — Allison Berryhill; Atlantic

1st HM — Talbot Hook; Newton

2nd HM — Emily Wiebke; Britt

3rd HM — Cody Bock; Des Moines

HAIKU: JUDGE: Glenn Lyvers, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (143 entries)

1st — Milli Gilbaugh; Iowa City

2nd — Rita F Reed; Waukee

3rd — Jane E DeShaw; Dyersville

1st HM — Angela McGlothlen; Cedar Rapids

2nd HM — Jed Magee; Jefferson

3rd HM — Dennis Maulsby; Ames


Janvier Abramowitz; Coralville

FOR CHILDREN: JUDGE: Lisa Toth Salinas, Spring, Texas (42 entries)

1st — Michelle Turner; Maquoketa

2nd — JoAnn Benda; Iowa City

3rd — Karen Schmitt; Solon

1st HM — Phyllis Frazier; Cedar Falls

2nd HM — Ginnie Padden;Des Moines

3rd HM — Carolyn Rohrbaugh; Sutherland

NATIONAL/WORLD EVENTS: JUDGE: Christine Boldt, Temple, Texas (22 entries)

1st — Dawn Terpstra; Lynnville

2nd — Joe Chambers; Davenport

3rd — Mike Bayles; Davenport

1st HM — Lori Culbertson Harris; Cedar Falls

2nd HM — Anna Nicholas; Cedar Falls

3rd HM — Erin Olson; Greenville

HUMOROUS: JUDGE: Julie Cummings, Conifer, Colorado (27 entries)

1st — Jan Blankenburg; Donnellson

2nd — Warren Reinecke; Grinnell

3rd — Marjorie Chew; Council Bluffs

1st HM — William Woodhouse; Des Moines

2nd HM — Sandra Green; Tipton

3rd HM — Lori Shannon; Manning

EKPHRASTIC CHALLENGE: JUDGE: Kyle McCord, Windsor Heights, Iowa (20 entries)

1st — Laura Sohl-Cryer; Cedar Falls

2nd — Virginia Mortenson; Des Moines

3rd — Patricia Tiffany Morris; Bondurant

1st HM — Elaine Mattingly; Newton

2nd HM — Jayne R Vondrak; Kingsley

3rd HM — Pamela J Blomgren; Oskaloosa


COLLEGE: JUDGE: Michael Carrino, Plattsburgh, New York (22 entries)

1st — Hannah Adams, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Dordt University

2nd — Sierra Ann Earle, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy Univ

3rd — Kyra Takes, Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa

1st HM — Amber Wittrock, Humboldt, Iowa, Iowa State Univ

2nd HM — Sam Drake-Flam, Hancock, Michigan, Grinnell College

HIGH SCHOOL: JUDGE: Elizabeth Ridge, Ottumwa, IA (287 entries)

1st — Ian Kilgus, Gr12, Oskaloosa HS, Oskaloosa

2nd — Cassidy Daub, Gr12, West Marshall HS, State Center

3rd — Josie Handlos, Gr9, Atlantic HS, Atlantic

1st HM — Samantha Horvath, Gr11, St Albert, Council Bluffs

2nd HM — Lillie Carreon, Gr11, Centennial HS, Ankeny

3rd HM — Jordan Praska, Gr12, Valley HS, WDM

UPPER GRADES (5-8): JUDGE: Robert Schinzel, Argyle Texas (289 entries)

1st — Kiara Verhagen, Gr6, Eleanor Roosevelt MS, Dubuque

2nd — Alyse Beyer, Gr8, Gilbert MS, Gilbert

3rd — Avery Wonders, Gr7, Baxter CSD, Baxter

1st HM — Lucy A Eggleston, Gr8, Lawton Bronson Jr/Sr HS, Lawton

2nd HM — Cassidy Willess, Gr8, Sacred Heart, Boone

3rd HM — Lydia Beyer, Gr6, East Buchanan CSD, Winthrop

LOWER GRADES (K-4): JUDGE: Robert Schinzel, Argyle Texas (124 entries)

1st — Delsy Vincente-Gomez, Gr4, LuVerne Elem, LuVerne

2nd — Lucy Munson, Gr1, Cardinal Elementary, Maquoketa

3rd — Sandali Rammawadu, Gr3, Sawyer Elementary, Ames

1st HM — Rose Schares, Gr4, Sawyer Elementary, Ames

2nd HM — Avery Whaley, Gr4, Baxter Elementary, Baxter

3rd HM — Adrian R Washington, Gr4, College Community SD, Cedar Rapids

Some student poems entered in the 2022 contest will be selected to be sent to next year's National Student Award contests.

Nominations for the 2023 Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Prize series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry, and essays have been represented in their annual collections. IPA's Editor-in-chief and Associate Editors have collaborated to select nominees from this year's Lyrical Iowa 2022. The list of poems is presented in alphabetical order by author's last name.

Our 2023 Pushcart Prize nominees, published in this 2022 edition, are:

Christopher Hunter, Grinnell — "Louisa, Age 6, At Rest"

Susan J Koch, Iowa City — "Sofia"

John Mitchell, West Des Moines — "Nicholas II"

Alise Palmer, Scranton — "Beltane"

Rose Postma, Sioux Center — "On Telling My Mother I Am Pregnant Again"

Iowa Poetry Association-Poets published in Lyrical Iowa 2022 by County (All poets listed have one poem selected for publication. If a poem won in a category, rank and category follow name)

ADAIR: Linda Wolfe, Greenfield

APPANOOSE: Janet Abrahamson, Centerville

BENTON: Jan Logan, Van Horne

BLACK HAWK: Phyllis H Frazier, Cedar Falls — 1st HM — Poems For Children;

Lori Culbertson Harris, Cedar Falls — 1st HM — National/World Events;

Anna Nicholas, Cedar Falls — 2nd HM — National/World Events;

Laura Sohl-Cryer, Cedar Falls — 1st Place — Ekphrastic Challenge;

Also published: Janine Ambrose, Waterloo; Barbara Cardamon, Cedar Falls; Susan Klein, Waterloo;

Kerri Mennenga, Cedar Falls; Delia Ralston, Waterloo; Kathy Sanborn, Waterloo; Erin Gitchell Thompson, Cedar Falls; Del Todey Turner, Waterloo

BOONE: Angela Olney, Boone

SCHOOL: Cassidy Willess, Gr 8, Sacred Heart School, Boone — 2nd HM — Upper Grades

BREMER: Jill Lockey, Janesville; J Fielding Wood, Sumner

BUCHANAN: Michael Andorf, Brandon; Myrna Sandvik, Brandon; Lisa Ross Thedens, Walker

SCHOOL: Lydia Beyer, Gr 6, East Buchanan CSD — 3rd HM — Upper Grades

BUENA VISTA: Carol Lytle, Storm Lake; Patricia Moe, Albert City; Ashley WolfTornabane, Storm LakeBUTLER: Valrie Schuster, Shell Rock; Sarah Lynn Jordan, Shell Rock

CALHOUN: Mary Jane Lamphier, Manson

CARROLL: Lori Shannon, Manning — 3rd HM — Humorous Verse

Also published: Bill Simmons, Carroll

CASS: Allison Berryhill, Atlantic — 3rd Place — Traditional Forms

Also published: Mary Arlene Shaver, Atlantic

SCHOOL: Josie Handlos, Gr 9, Atlantic HS — 3rd Place — High School

Also published: Emma Winford, Gr 9, Atlantic HS, Atlantic

CEDAR: Sandra L. Green, Tipton — 2nd HM — Humorous Verse

Also published: Bonnie Balluff Hanlin, West Branch

CERRO GORDO: Karen Carr, Carole Pannhoff and Rick Sears, all of Mason City

CLARKE: Ellen G Danner, Woodburn; Beverly Mattix Green, Murray

CLAY: Erin Olson, Greenville — 3rd HM National/World Events

Also published: Janis Myers, Jim Quinn, Joanne Schar and Dwight Rutter, all of Spencer

CLAYTON: Lee L Gordon, Marquette; Jean Marie Hall, Elkader; Dean Schultz, Clayton

SCHOOL: Rylee Atkinson, Gr 8, and Lauren Kirby, Gr 8, both at Edgewood-Colesburg Jr/Sr HS, EdgewoodCLINTON: Joshua Chandler, Clinton; Audrey Mueller, DeWitt; Melinda J Putman, Clinton; Jill ZImmerman, DeWitt

DALLAS: Rita F Reed, Waukee — 2nd Place — Haiku

Also published: Edy Fudge, Clive

DELAWARE: Lizzie Edens, Dyersville; Rita Lewin, Manchester

SCHOOL: Cora Elsbernd, Gr 4, Lambert Elementary, Manchester

DES MOINES: Rodney Reeves, Burlington; Ann Ure, Burlington

DICKINSON: Roger Brockshus, Spirit Lake; Sandra Conner Ladegaard, Arnolds Park

DUBUQUE: Jane E DeShaw, Dyersville — 3rd Place — Haiku

Also published: Ann Boeckenstedt, Dyersville; William Dall, Dubuque; Darci Werner, Dyersville

SCHOOL: Kiara Verhagen, Gr 6, Eleanor Roosevelt MS, Dubuque — 1st Place — Upper Grades

Also published: Christiana Alkhoury, Gr 7, and Greta Gammage, Gr 8, both at Eleanor Roosevelt MS, DubuqueFLOYD: Marilyn Buttjer, Charles City

FRANKLIN: Kelli Lage, Sheffield; Margaret Flint Suter, Hampton

GREENE: Gerald W (Jed) Magee, Jefferson — 2nd HM — Haiku

Also published: Margaret Hamilton, Jefferson; Alise Palmer, Scranton; Hollie Roberts, Jefferson; Jerry Roberts, Jefferson

GRUNDY: LeAnn Hoeg, Grundy Center

HAMILTON: Margot Conard, Stratford

HANCOCK: Emily Wiebke, Britt — 2nd HM — Traditional Forms

HARDIN: Stephanie Traphagan, Alden

HENRY: Vicky Dovenspike, Salem

HOWARD: Marjorie Dohlman, Riceville

HUMBOLDT: Chris Schultz, Humboldt

IOWA: John Snethen, Williamsburg

JACKSON: Michelle Turner, Maquoketa — 1st Place — Poems for Children

SCHOOL: Lucy Munson, Gr 1, Cardinal Elementary, Maquoketa — 2nd Place — Lower Grades

Also published: Lili Gilbert, Gr 1, Cardinal Elementary, Maquoketa

JASPER: Allison Bartholmey, Colfax — 2nd Place — Traditional Forms

Talbot Hook, Newton — 1st HM Traditional Forms

Elaine Mattingly, Newton — 1st HM — Ekphrastic Challenge

Dawn Terpstra, Lynnville — 1st Place — National/World Events

Pat Underwood, Colfax — Ronald Kahl Memorial Award

Also published: Cindy Bear, Kellogg; Rusti Riddle, Colfax; William P Riddle, Colfax

SCHOOL: Avery Wonders, Gr 7, Baxter Community Schools, Baxter — 3rd Place — Upper Grades

Avery Whaley, Gr 4, Baxter Elementary, Baxter — 2nd HM — Lower Grades

Also published: Claire Kucera, Gr 4, and Lydia Tichy, Gr 2, both at Baxter Elementary, Baxter

JEFFERSON: Bill Graeser, Fairfield — 3rd Place — Lucille Morgan Wilson Award 

Also published: Barbara Bloom, John W Collinson, Samantha Hunt and Rustin Larson all of Fairfield

SCHOOL: Carlotta Kriesel, Gr 12, Ishita Mukadam, Gr 10, and Zoe Soares, Gr 10, all at Maharishi School, Fairfield

JOHNSON: Karen Schmitt, Solon — 3rd Place — Poems for Children

Also published: Tom Gingerich, Kalona; Patrick Hanson, North Liberty; Douglas L Miller, Solon; Linda E Paul, North Liberty

CORALVILLE — Janvier Abramowitz, Maxine Carlson Memorial Award

Also published: Thomas Georgou, Frann Ostroff, Richard K Wallarab, Danielle Zimmerman

IOWA CITY — Jo Ann Benda — 2nd Place — Poems for Children

Milli Gilbaugh — 1st Place — Haiku

Lo Whittington — 1st Place — Lucille Morgan Wilson Award

Also published: Phil Beck, Kathryn (Kitty) Chadima, Tracy Edens, Laura Felleman, Mary Jedlicka Humston, Susan J Koch, Patricia E. Noeth, Trudy Rosazza, Denise Tiffany

SCHOOL: Kyra Takes, University of Iowa, Iowa City — 3rd Place — College

JONES: David Wayne Morrow, Anamosa

KEOKUK: Joy Lyle, Keota

KOSSUTH: Eleanor Stenzel, Burt

SCHOOL: Delsy Vicente-Gomez, Gr 4, LuVerne Elementary, LuVerne — 1st Place — Lower Grades

Also published: Lilly Valetti, Gr 4, and Kinnick McPeak, Gr 4, both at LuVerne Elementary

LEE: Jan Blankenburg, Donnellson — 1st Place — Humorous Verse

Also published: Barbara Edler, Keokuk; Matthew Faulkner, Ft. Madison; Kathleen U Hart, Ft Madison; Marty Miller, Donnellson; Rex Muston, Keokuk

LINN: Angela McGlothlen, Cedar Rapids — 1st HM — Haiku

Erik Trilk, Marion — 1st Place — Traditional Forms

Also published: Susan Abel, Cedar Rapids; Tracy Clair, Marion; Karen Kladivo, Mount Vernon; Cheryl A Lindo, Hiawatha; Joan Daily Rammelsberg, Marion; Marie Sullivan, Cedar Rapids

SCHOOL: Sierra Ann Earle, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids — 2nd Place — College

Adrian R Washington, Gr 4, College Community SD, Cedar Rapids — 3rd HM, Lower Grades

Also published: Thomas Beach, Gr 4, Prairie Ridge Elementary, Cedar Rapids; Caroline Dahlem, Gr 4, and Colven Jacobs, Gr 4, both at College Community SD, Cedar Rapids


SCHOOL: Joshua Desmond, Reagan Gall, Maddix Larrington, and Evelina Rudenko, all Gr 11, Chariton HS, Chariton

LYON: Judy A Gustafson, Rock Rapids; Betty Medema, Rock Rapids; Sally J Young, Little Rock

MADISON: Heather Ann Clark, Winterset — 3rd HM — Lucille Morgan Wilson Award

Also published: Kathy Meyer, Jerrold Narland and Maggie Ripperger, all of Winterset

MAHASKA: Pamela J Blomgren, Oskaloosa — 3rd HM — Ekphrastic Challenge

Also published: Kathy Geren Christy, Fred DeJong, Elliot Nelson and Jared Pearce, all of Oskaloosa

SCHOOL: Ian Kilgus, Gr 12, Oskaloosa HS, Oslaloosa — 1st Place — High School

MARION: Jay Immel, Knoxville

MARSHALL: Rose EM Elsbecker, Marshalltown

SCHOOL: Cassidy Daub, Gr 12, West Marshall HS, State Center — 2nd Place — High School

Also published: Morgan Bear, Gr 8, and Alexandra Lasack, Gr 7, both at West Marshall MS, State CenterMITCHELL: Marlys Rogers and Kathleen Stauffer, both of Osage

MONONA: Jean C Conover, Mapleton

MONROE: Aimee Campbell, Albia

MUSCATINE: Pat Bieber, Duffy De France, Annette Matjucha-Hovland, Rebecca Whitmore; all of Muscatine; Carolyn Yates Reid, Letts

O'BRIEN: Carolyn Rohrbaugh, Sutherland — 3rd HM — Poems for Children

Also published: Nancy J Peters, Sheldon

PLYMOUTH: Jayne R Vondrak, Kingsley — 2nd HM — Ekphrastic Challenge

Also published: Janet AWiener, Le Mars

POCAHONTAS: Kelly Tate, Laurens


ANKENY — Charlie R North — Special Award First-time Entrant

Also published: Angela Dunston Johnson, Teresa Lawler, Di Mathis, Merle E Newman

BONDURANT — Patricia Tiffany Morris — 3rd Place Ekphrastic Challenge; Marvin W Morris


50310 Cody Bock — 3rd HM — Traditional Forms, Virginia Mortenson — 2nd Place — Ekphrastic Challenge

Also published: Beverly Boal, Frank Kutchen, Richard R Ramsey

50311 Bill Woodhouse — 1st HM — Humorous Verse

Also published: Sandy Deyoe, Dennis Moore

50312 Phoebe Bubendorfer, Jeff Grimes, Jane C Olsasky, Linda Shivvers

50313 Ariel Utterback

50314 Val Weaver

50315 Theresa Sager

50317 Jenny Parker, Virginia Westbrook, Mike Wilson

50320 Susan R Lawrence

50321 Alanna Clutter, Ginny Padden

50322 Rosella Myles

GRIMES — Mary L Permann

JOHNSTON — Angela Evans, James Roth


POLK CITY — Jill Friestad-Tate

URBANDALE — Elaine Erickson, Wally Moll, Judy Nolan, Debi Schmitz Noriega, Mark Schillerstrom

WEST DES MOINES — John Mitchell, Pushcart Prize Nominee

Also published: Beth Seuferer, Shelly Reed Thieman

SCHOOL: Lillie Carreon, Gr 11, Centennial HS, Ankeny — 2nd HM — High School

Jordan Praska, Gr 12, Valley HS, West Des Moines — 3rd HM - High School

Also published: Caelyn WIpperman, Gr 7, Bondurant-Farrar MS, Bondurant; Blue Pries, Gr 10, Centennial HS, Ankeny; Addyson Sobaski, Gr 4, College Community SD, Cedar Rapids; Breanna Armer, Gr 10, Caleb Denhart, Gr 12, Madilynn Publow, Gr 10, and Emily Quick, Gr 12, all of Valley HS, West Des Moines

POTTAWATTAMIE: Marjorie Chew, Council Bluffs — 3rd Place — Humorous Verse

Also published: Ann C Coombs, Marvin D Vallier, and Robert D Wambold; of Council Bluffs

SCHOOL: Samantha Horvath, Gr 11, St Albert Schools, Council Bluffs — 1st HM — High School

Also published: Addison Chickering, Gr 8, Kate Kirwan, Gr 11, and Sophia Peterson, Gr 8, all of St Albert Schools, Council Bluffs.


GRINNELL: Warren R. Reinecke — 2nd Place — Humorous Verse

Also published: Patricia Buck, Lynn Cavanagh, Sue Drake, Jan Gross, Christopher Hunter, Gene R Rohr

SCHOOL: Sam Drake-Flam, Grinnell College, Grinnell — 2nd HM — College

Also published: Penelope Fennell, Gr 7, Grinnell MS, Grinnell; Frida Ferguson, K, and Iola Ferguson, Gr 2, Homeschooled, Grinnell.

SAC: Marcia Haakenson, Lake View

SCOTT: Mike Bayles, Davenport — 3rd Place — National/World Events

Joe Chambers, Davenport — 2nd Place — National/World Events

Also published: Shea Doyle, Bettendorf; Barbara J Thompson, Davenport; Kathryn Wieringa, Davenport; William E Hudson, Davenport

SIOUX: Rose Postma, Sioux Center — 1st HM — Lucille Morgan Wilson Award

Also published: Kim Van Es, Sioux Center; Nancy Riggan, Orange City; Lynn Wielenga, Hull

SCHOOL: Hannah Adams — 1st Place — College ; Dordt University, Sioux Center

STORY: Stephen E Leach, Huxley

AMES — Rose Hamilton-Gottlieb — 2nd Place — Lucille Morgan Wilson Award

Deborah Lewis — 2nd HM — Lucille Morgan Wilson Award

Dennis Maulsby — 3rd HM — Haiku

Also published: Mary Lou Berhow, David M Gradwohl, Ann Chukharev Hudilainen, Mary E Richards, Kathleen Russell, Missy Springsteen-Haupt, Lauren Stephens, Audrey Stromberg, Maggie Westvold, all of Ames

SCHOOL: Alyse Beyer, Gr 8, Gilbert MS, Gilbert — 2nd Place — Upper Grades

Sandali Rammawadu, Gr 3, Sawyer Elementary, Ames — 3rd Place — Lower Grades

Rose Schares, Gr 4, Sawyer Elementary, Ames — 1st HM — Lower Grades

Amber Wittrock, Iowa State University, Ames — 1st HM — College

Also published: Parker Bivins, Gr 5, Carolyn Buloze, Gr 5, Elaine Fang, Gr 4, all at Edwards Elementary, Ames; Maggie VanDyk, Gr 8, Gilbert MS, Gilbert; Kinsley Lien, Gr 4, and Naya Nakama, Gr 5, both at Sawyer Elementary, Ames.

VAN BUREN: Janet E Gilchrist, Douds; Dale Netherton, Farmington; CE Williams, Birmingham

WAPELLO: Emily Randolph, Ottumwa

WARREN: Stephen Brayton, Carlisle; Julie Sharp Emmons, Norwalk; Roberta Beach Jacobson, Indianola; Julie Allyn Johnson, Norwalk; Jim Mouchka, Norwalk; Lynn Robbins, Norwalk; Steve Rose, Indianola; Mary Shaw, Indianola

WASHINGTON: Erin Cavanagh, Wellman

WEBSTER: Martha Christians, Lehigh

WINNESHIEK: Laura A Thompson, Decorah


SCHOOL: Lucy A Eggleston, Gr 8, Lawton Bronson Jr/Sr HS, Lawton — 1st HM — Upper Grades


We were founded in 1945. Membership and contests are restricted to Iowa residents (see rules for student exceptions). We are a not-for-profit organization. We are affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and with the Academy of American Poets. Editorial staff: Marilyn J Baszczynski, editor-in-chief; Steven Rose and William Rudolph, associate adult editors; Rustin Larson, college editor; Joy Lyle, high school editor; and Della Weems, grade school editor.

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