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   The Results Are In!!! 

Poetry Mesa and Wild Rising Press are pleased to announce the winner and finalists of our first annual poetry chapbook contest:

Winner: Amy Irish, for Down to the Bone


Finalists (alphabetical order):

William Considine, Shedding Light

Gianina Nold, Conversations With Sor Juana

Julie K. Shavin, Silence Dreams as Well

Rae Taylor, Steady Against the Absurd

Kelly Watt, The Weeping Degree


We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries, and we  are grateful to all who submitted their work for consideration.

The winner will receive 10 author copies and a beautifully custom-designed, perfect-bound edition of poems available on Amazon and for distribution with Ingram Spark. The winning book will be designed by acclaimed book designer Mary Meade of Wild Rising Press.


The winner and five finalists will also be featured on a global Poetry Mesa presentation via Zoom on March 27, 2023. REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE.

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Writing Table Gallery 


Charles Dickens’s actual writing table  and chair. 



       Poetry Mesa Past Events…     

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 A Night With Pablo Neruda

Monday, 1 July, 2021. Featuring Mark Eisner, Jennifer Clement, and Cristina Wormull

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A Night with Walt Whitman

Thursday, 30 Sept., 2021. Featuring Mark Doty and Zachary Turpin

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