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2012 Garden Show Winner

We are thrilled to announce that the Best of Show for our 2012 Poetry Garden Show is Nora Nadjarian’s “The Name”.

We would also like to recognize the following poems, which received Honorable Mention from the judges:

Many thanks to our Poetry Editor, Rose Auslander for running the Show. Heaps of additional thanks go to our panel of judges:

We hope you have enjoyed this poetic event. We certainly have:-)

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2012 Garden Show Finalists

The judges’ comments are in and we can now reveal the 10 poems that are the finalists for our 2012 Garden Show. Please note that the judges compiled this list based on anonymous readings of the poems. The Best of Show winner (along with its video) and three four Honorable Mentions will be announced at the stroke of midnight (Pacific/CA time) on 1 July 2012, here on this blog.

The finalists are:

The editors and judges would like to thank all the poets who entered work in the Garden Show. We enjoyed watching unFold bloom throughout the month of May.

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Under the tomato the pair of ovals peeps up, a little volunteer. You look like a squash, or possibly a melon, so stay.

Make yourself at home. We have room for you, too.

And I believe I have a little extra sunshine and water. Help yourself. Call me if you need anything.

© 2012, Kara Synhorst

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A Heron

Courtesy of Penny Wilkes

perches on a piling,
supervises the sunrise,
splashing pink stripes
into the morning sky.

© 2012, Linda Leedy Schneider

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And visit photographer Penny Wilkes at

A Red Tulip

opens and drops
her yellow sex
on my kitchen counter.
I cross my legs and write poetry.

© 2012, Linda Leedy Schneider

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