The prize, open to writers from around the world, is sponsored by the family of Bob Sharkey.

The Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize has announced the winners, finalists and honorable mentions for their 2021 contest. The winner receives $500; the second place winner receives $400; the third place winner gets $300; while fifth, sixth and editor’s choice receives $175, $150 and $125 respectively.

Winners of the 2021 Contest:

First ($500)
Bittersweet—Marianna Boncek. Woodstock, NY

Second ($400)
GRANDMA STILL REMEMBERS MY MOTHER WELL—Marija Dejanovic,  Zagreb, Croatia/Larissa, Greece

Third ($300) tie
Harbour—Virginia Boudreau, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sacrilege—Timi Sanni, Lagos, Nigeria

Fifth ($175)
A Thing Not Kept—Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Kentucky

Sixth ($150)
ADAM—Marlene M. Tartaglione, NY, NY

Editor’s Choice ($125)
Daydream—Cassandra IsFree, Norfolk, Virginia

Honorable Mentions (11 @$100)

Read the full announcement HERE

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