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The 2024 poetry contest winners are ANNOUNCED on April 19! 

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Winning poems in alphabetical order by title.

Winning Poems





All winners receive Prizes: Gift Certificates at Farmington stores

First: $25 at Devaney Doak & Garrett  Booksellers

Second: $15 at Twice Sold Tales Bookstore

Third: $10 at Java Joe's Coffee


Biography of Poetry Contest Judge;

Laine Kuehn 

Laine is a wandering-footed poet who tries to nurture curiosity as much as they can. They’re a graduate of Denver School of the Arts and the University of Maine at Farmington, were an intern editor at the Beloit Poetry Journal, and co-created an online literature and arts magazine.

They enjoy creating poetic spaces wherever they go and currently serve on the steering committee for the Belfast Poetry Festival and as a convener for an annual conference on the mythopoetic. Otherwise, they’re workshopping poems in a weekly writing group, getting their hands dirty in the garden, marveling at worms, and walking with the cat in Brooks, Maine.

for poetry contest sponsorship
is expressed to
Western Mountain Financial Services
and Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation


Poetry Contest Terms

Rules and Information


Lacy Ann Elder,
a thrilled prize winner


Winning Poems:

2023 Winning Poems

2022 Winning Poems