MONTHLY MUSEPAPER #4 – WINNERS & FINALISTS ANNOUNCED! (see results)

Archives: Poetry

Mary Makofske’s “Doldrums Near the End of Empire” (NMW 2017)

Mary Makofske’s “Doldrums Near the End of Empire” (NMW 2017)

Mary Makofske of Warwick, New York has won the 44th New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Doldrums Near the End of Empire.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

Let’s say you have been paying attention, and you are outraged…might you still revel in an unseasonably warm autumn afternoon? For anyone informed enough to panic, but romantic enough to appreciate this beautiful world while we still can, this poem is for you. –NMW

Katie Bickham’s “Shorn” (NMW 2017)

Katie Bickham’s “Shorn” (NMW 2017)

Katie Bickham of Shreveport, LA has won the 43rd New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Shorn.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“Equal parts ode and lament, this poem explores the power of women’s hair, its ubiquitous influence on art and society, and the awe, fear, and possessiveness it too often inspires in others. An evocative and compelling work.” –NMW

Kerry Tepperman Campbell’s “Bougainvillea” (NMW 2016)

Kerry Tepperman Campbell’s “Bougainvillea” (NMW 2016)

Kerry Tepperman Campbell of San Anselmo, CA has won the 42nd New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Bougainvillea.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“Our Editor Emeritus, Don Williams, was moved nearly to tears the first time he read this fine poem. Its lines evoke the lushness and possibility of youth and remind the reader that eventually the garden within each of us must return to the earth.” –NMW