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2nd Muses Prize - Poetry

Ofiicial List of Nominees-
Best Poem of Year 2005

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2nd Muses Prize: Rules
Best Poem of Year 2005
Best Poem Chapbook of Year 2005
Best Poetrybook of Year 2005
2nd Muses Prize: Nominees
Nominees - Best Poem of Year 2005
Congratulations to 1st Muses Prize Winners:
Best Poem of Year 2004: Joseph Powell, Mark Stellinga,
Best Poem of Year 2004:Lenore Weiss, Jill A. Terry,
Best Poem Chap of Year 2004: LB Sedlacek, Laura Stamps
Best Poetrybook of Year 2004: Randy L Redmond, Katie Davis Steward, Best New Poet of Year 2004: Mark Stellinga, Katie Davis Steward
Best Poet of Year 2004: Joseph Farley, Rhina Espaillat,
1st Muses Prize - Poetry: Winners:
Medalists
Trophyists
Harry E. Gilleland Jr.
(Louisiana)
Ellaraine Lockie California
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a.
Harry E. Gilleland Jr.
(Louisiana)

"Summer Gold"
"Tsunami!"
"A Wandering Warrior"
>
Gilleland Poetry-Storoems and Poems (2005)

b.
Larry Pontius
(Florida)
>"
Country of Mankind"
>"Lemonade Tree"
>"Give A Little Love"

>
Lyrics of Life- In four part harmony (2005)

c.
Gary Lehmann
(New York)
"
Cubist Nightmare"
"
Lord Byron Takes A Swim"
"Albert Einstein Sails"

>
Public Lives and Private Secrets (2005)

d.
Richard Walker
(Pennsylvania)
"
The Frozen Case of the Talking Icicle"
>
A Sense of Humore (2005)

e.
Dimitris Kraniotis
(Greece)
"
Ideals"
"Illusions"
"The End"

>
Fictitious Line (2005)

f.
Charles P. Ries
(Wisconsin)
"
You Never Left"
"
What It Isn't"
"
Reading Octavio Paz"
>
The Last Time (2005)

g.
Rick Lupert
(California)
>"
Dear Los Angeles"
>"The Arch of Constantine"

>
To Hell With Rick Lupert (2005)

h.
Doug Holder
(Massachussetts)
>"
Trees In Love"
>"Wrestling With My Father"
>"Father's 3 A.M. Vigil

>
Wrestling With My Father (2005)

i. Christopher Porpora
(New York)

"Musica Antiqua"
"Song"
>Becoming (2005)


j.Anthony Liccione
(Texas)

>"Mayhem in the Coffee Shop"
"The Pearl"
>
Backwords and Forward (2005)


k. Richard James
(Michigan)

"Deep Within"
"Cool Breeze"
"I Dream of You"
>For Your Eyes Only (2005)



l. AD Winans
(California)
> "Panama Ten"
>"Panama Eight"
>"Panama Four"

>
This Land Is Not My Land (2005)



m.
Richard Moore
(Massachussetts)
>"A Farewell to Dentistry"
Sailing to Oblivion (2005)




n. Eric Greinke
(Michigan)
>


o. Miles Bell (England)
>"Tremors"
>
Finite Beat (2005)

a.
Almira Astudillo  Gilles (Illinois)
"Mangoes"
"The Basket"
"There Was War When I Was A Child"
>
Old Man Walking (2005)

b.
Joanne Olivieri
(California)
"
Aberdeen Fishing Village"
"
New Year's Day in Kowloon"
"Angeline"

>
Red Lanterns (2005)

c.
Ellaraine Lockie
(California)
"
Death Comes to Dinner"
"
Autumn's End"
"Stiff"

>
Finishing Lines (2005)

d.
Ilona Hegedus
(Hungary)
"
Haunted House"
"The Dancer"

>Unearthly Companion (2005)



e.
Brynneth Colvin
(England)
"
White Raven"
>
Owls and Flowers (2005)

f.
Valerie Hawkes Howat
(Indiana)
>
"Wedding Night"
>"Complementary Colors"

>
So This Is Love (2005)



g.
Jilly Dybka
(Tennessee)
>"
Mudball"
>"Dirtyball"

>Fair Territory (2005)


h.
Anne Shiever
(Kansas)
"
The Clown"
"
Love in Seasons"
"Love Letters"
"Oh Mystical Lady"

>
Captivated (2005)

i.
Laura Stamps
(South Carolina)
"
The Year of the Cat"
"Blueberries"
"Cats,  Daffodils and Dragonflies"

>
The Year of the Cat (2005)


j.
Kit Wilson
(Virginia)
"
Soft Whispers"
"The Cry of the Wolf"
"Destiny"

>
Destiny Revealed (2005)




k.
Nadia Brown
(Florida)
>"
Unscrambled Eggs"
>"
Blind Eye Becomes Open"
>
Unscrambled Eggs (2005)

l. Pamela De Leon - Lewis
(New York)
>"
I Fought the Fight"
>"Conversation With Cancer"
> "The Fight For Life"

>Smiling Through The Tears (2005)

m. George Anne Smith
(Oregon)
>"Seasons of Life"
>"Proud Americans"
>"Nature's Gifts"
"A November Moon"

>
A Voice in the Night (2005)

n. Patricia Wellingham-Jones (California)
"Ultimate Adult Marshmallow"
"Tomatoes"

>
Hormone Stew (2005)

o. Terri Armstrong (Massachussetts)
"Thorns and Roses"
"
>
My Soul Has Spoken, (2005)

p. Lena Rai (Michigan)
"Velvet Rose"
"A Rhyme"
"The Pillow"
>
Voices Silently Speak (2005)



q. Robin Gorley (California)
"Love Of My Life"
>A Lifetime of Words (2005)
Short List of Nominees.
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Muses Prize
2nd Muses Prize - Poetry
*Best Poem of Year 2005
(Male and Female Category)
*Best Poem Chap of Year 2005
(Male and Female Category)
*Best Poetrybook of Year 2005
(Male and Female Category)
*Best Poet of Year 2005
(Male and Female Category)
*Best New Poet of Year 2005
(Male and Female Category)

*Trophies are given.
To be announced on June or July 2006
2nd Muses Review Awards
- Excellence in Printed Poem 2005

Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
*Medals are given.
To be announced on April or May 2006
Deadline is on Feb 28, 2006.
Deliberation starts on March 2006.
Joanne Olivieri California
Note: Nominees who availed a homepage in Muses Review are given  a store in Muses Review. See Poetry Store below:
George Anne Smith (Oregon)
Anthony Liccione (Texas)
Rules:
1. If your poem is nominated, you have to submit your physical book to the Nominations Committee of Muses Prize.
(Note: In the Oscars Awards, if your movie is nominated, you are required to submit you film to the Nominations Committee.)
2. Failure to submit a physical book means disqualification.
Note: So far, we have disqualified some poets in the past because they failed to submit their poetrybook after their poems are nominated. We will not mention their names.
Laura Stamps
(South Carolina)
Gary Lehmann
(New York)
Charles P. Ries (Wisconsin)
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Pamela De Leon - Lewis (New York)
Dimitris Kraniotis (Greece)
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Randy Redmond's poem "This Rose" won "1st Muses Prize - Best Love Poem of Year 2004-Male"
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best Love Poem of Year 2005-Male

Ric James (Michigan) "I Dream of You"
Charles P. Ries (Wisconsin) "You Never Left"
Christopher Porpora (New York) "Song"
Jill Terry's poem "Ask Alice" won "1st Muses Prize - Best Love Poem of Year 2004- Female"
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best Love Poem of Year 2005- Female

Anne Shiever (Kansas) "Love Letters"
Valerie Hawkes Howat (Indiana) "Wedding Night"
Kit Wilson (Virginia) "Soft Whispers"
George Anne Smith (Oregon) "A November Moon"
Terri Armstrong (Massachussetts) "Thorns and Roses"
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best Nature Poem of Year 2005- Male

Harry E. Gilleland Jr. (Louisiana) "And So The Zoo Lion Paces"
Doug Holder (Massachussetts) "Trees in Love"
Harry E. Gilleland Jr. (Louisiana) "Summer Gold"
Christopher Porpora (New York) "Musica Antiqua"

Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best Nature Poem of Year 2005-Female

Laura Stamps (S Carolina) "Blueberries"
Brynneth Colvin (England) "White Ravens"
Ellaraine Lockie (California) "Autumn's End"
Kit Wilson (Virginia) "Cry of the Wolf"
Katie Davis Steward's Poem "Homeless" won the 1st Muses Prize - Best Tragic Poem of 2004- Female.
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best Tragic Poem of Year 2005-Female

Pamela De Leon - Lewis
(New York) "Conversation With Cancer"
Almira Astudillo Gilles -
(Illinois) "There Was War When I Was A Child"
Ellaraine Lockie (California) "Death Comes to Dinner"
Kit Wilson (Virginia)
Ilona Hegedus (Hungary) "The Dancer"

Vihang Naik's poem "The End of An Affair" won  the 1st Muses Prize - Best Tragic Poem of 2004 - Male
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best Tragic Poem of Year 2005- Male

Anthony Liccione
(Texas) "The Pearl"
Dimitris Kraniotis (Greece) "The End"
AD Winans (California) "Panama Four"
Gary Lehmann (New York) "Lord Byron Takes A Swim"
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Nadia Brown (Florida)
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3rd Muses Prize - Poetry
Nominees.
Jerry W. Bradford's poem "911: A Tribute" won  the 1st Muses Prize - Best War Poem of 2004 - Male
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best War  Poem of Year 2005- Male

Harry Gilleland (Louisiana)
"Black African Genocide"
AD Winans (California) "Panama Ten"

Lisa Majaj's Poem "These Words" won the 1st Muses Prize - Best War  Poem of 2004- Female.
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Shortlist: 2nd Muses Prize: 
Best War  Poem of Year 2005-Female

George Anne Smith
(Oregon) "Proud Americans"
Almira Astudillo Gilles -
(Illinois) "There Was War When I Was A Child"



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Ilona Hegedus (Hungary)
Kit Wilson (Virginia)
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Robin Gorley (California)
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Terri Ann Armstrong (Massachussetts)
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