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PUBLISHED: 3:24 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Poetry Omnibus winners set their work in motion
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, with Poetry Omnibus coordinator Kristan Hutchison, announces this year's winners of the Poetry Omnibus contest.

The submissions were judged by distinguished Alaskan poets Jerah Chadwick, of

Unalaska and Anne Hanley, of Fairbanks.

Adult poems

"The Width" by Valorie Aquino

"Wedges of Ducks" by Mary Capobianco

"April Squall" by Nina Chordas

"Workday Done" by Tamara Clover

"Vernal Equinox" by Carol Coyle

"Wind's Dream" by Elizabeth Cuadra

"In Winter" by Linda Daniel

"Le jardinby" Nancy DeCherney

"Juneau limerick" by Jim Hale

"Shedding Summer" by Robyn Holloway

"Another Subaru" by Robyn Holloway

"Christmas morning" by Aleria Jensen

"Winter Vocabulary" by Aleria Jensen

"Snow is Forecast" by Jonas Lamb

"Alaskan coasts" by Jeff McLain

"Merging" by Richard Stokes

"Living in the City" by Emily Wall

"Saturday a.m." by Emily Wall

"Saying Thank You" by Emily Wall

"Rendezvous" by Charmain Weeks

Youth poems

"Tiny Snowflakes" by Isabelle Watts

"Volcano" by Elizabeth Wharton

"Stitch by Stitch" by Jared Markovich

"Lightning" by Laurie DeBolt

"Snowflake" by Samantha Heidersdorf

"Flying Squirrel" by Brady Mallinger

"As we can learn from Japanese and Chinese Masters, it is really difficult to describe/invoke real setting and evoke emotional experience at the same time in short poems," said poetry judge and past Alaska poet laureate Jerah Chadwick,

commenting on his five top picks for the Poetry Omnibus contest.

"I think these (poems) succeed in this task."

The Poetry Omnibus Awards Ceremony and Reading will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Downtown Public Library.

The Friends of the Library will provide reception food and the winners will read their poems.

This will be the first chance to see the bus poems, both as poem-placards and in a book.

The Poetry Omnibus installation ceremony will take place at noon Friday, March 9, Marine Park as part of the Arts Festival celebration.

The Capital Transit buses will "perform" in rhythm to the poems and the poem-placards will be put onboard. The Printing Trade Company has sponsored the printing of the placards.

A winning poem will be posted daily at www.jahc.org.


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