Winners of the Gival Press Poetry Award


Winner of the 18th Gival Press Poetry Award-2016
Meteor
by C.M. Mayo


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that C.M. May of Mexico City has won the 18th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2016.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Linwood D. Rumney the previous winner of the award. C.M. Mayo will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book, which will be published in 2018.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

Finalists:
Kopy Kat
by Ellen McNeal of Summerville, SC & Michael Sickler of Minoa, NY.

Divining Bones
by Charles Bondhus of Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Man on Terrace with Wine
by Miles David Moore of Alexandria, Virginia.

Hex
by Jeff Walt of San Diego, California.

Concerto for the Left Hand
by John Isbell of Edinburg, Texas.



Winner of the 2015 Gival Press Poetry Award
Abandoned Earth
by Linwood D. Rumney


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Linwood D. Rumney of Cincinnati, Ohio has won the 17th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2015.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Eric Nelson the previous winner of the award. Linwood D. Rumney will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of his book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:
Your Feet in the Shoe Store Mirror
by William W. Wright of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Burning Down Disneyland
by Kurt Olsson of Bethesda, Maryland.

Mr. Stevens' Secretary
by Frances Schenkkan of Austin, Texas.

Girl of the Year
by Jaclyn Dwyer of Tallahassee, Florida.






Winner of the 2014 Gival Press Poetry Award
Some Wonder
by Eric Nelson


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Eric Nelson of Statesboro, Georgia and who is moving to Asheville, North Carolina, has won the 16th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2014.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Seth Brady Tucker the previous winner of the award. Eric Nelson will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of his book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:
An American Grammar
by Nancy Keating of Babylon, New York.

The Breakup Variations
by Kathleen Spivack of Watertown, Massachusetts.

Original Face
by Jim Peterson of Lynchburg, Virginia.

My Place in Hell
by Richard Cecil of Bloomington, Indiana.




Winner of the 2013 Gival Press Poetry Award
We Deserve the Gods We Ask For
by Seth Brady Tucker


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Seth Brady Tucker of Lafayette, Colorado has won the 15th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2013.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Lisa Graley the previous winner of the award. Seth Brady Tucker will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of his book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

Snake Country
by Gary Lark of Grants Pass, Oregon.

If You Doubt
by Diana Woodcock of Doha, Qatar.

Return
by Richard Brostoff of Belmont, Massachusetts.

Heathen
by R. Flowers Rivera of McKinney, Texas.



Winner of the 2012 Gival Press Poetry Award
Box of Blue Horses
by Lisa Graley


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Lisa Graley of Lafayette, Louisiana has won the 14th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2012.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Beverly Burch, a previous winner of the award. Lisa Graley will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

All the Heat We Could Carry
by Charlie Bondhus of Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Countries of Ghosts
by Gaylord Brewer of Lascassas, Tennessee.

Fortune
by Deborah Phelps of Huntsville, Texas.

Last Bestiary
by Mark McKain of Altamonte Springs, Florida.



Winner of the 2011 Gival Press Poetry Award
Grip
by Yvette Neisser Moreno


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Yvette Neisser Moreno of Silver Spring, Maryland is the winner of the 13th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2011.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Clifford Bernier, winner of the award for the previous year. Yvette Neisser Moreno will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

What I Can Tell You
by Ruth Moon Kempher of St. Augustine, Florida.


Rumors of Fallible Gods
by Peter Ludwin of Kent, Washington.


If Dickison Had a Husband
by Paula Goldman of Shorewood, Wisconsin.


Tea in Heliopolis
by Hedy Habra of Portage, Michigan.





Winner of the 2010 Gival Press Poetry Award
The Silent Art
by Clifford Bernier


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Clifford Bernier of Alexandria, Virginia, is the winner of the 12th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2010.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Cecilia Martinez-Gil, winner of the award for the previous year. Clifford Bernier will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of his book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

Stealing Bacchus
by Christopher Bursk of Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania.

Rumors of Fallible Gods
by Peter Ludwin of Kent, Washington.

Rivering
by Dean Kostos of New York, New York.

Tea in Heliopolis
by Hedy Habra of Portage, Michigan.



Winner of the 2009 Gival Press Poetry Award
Psaltery and Serpentines
by Cecilia Mart—nez-Gil


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Cecilia Mart—nez-Gil, originally of Montevideo, Uruguay, who currently lives in Santa Monica, California, is the winner of the 11th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2009.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Rich Murphy, winner of the award for the previous year. Cecilia Mart—nez-Gil will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The competition was quite competitive and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

The Lake House
by Lorrie Goldensohn of Cabot, Vermont.

On Being Human
by Paul Christensen of College Station, Texas.

Ex-Communications
by Beverly Burch of Oakland, California.

What Kept Us: Poems
by Lauren K. Alleyne of Geneva, New York.




Winner of the 2008 Gival Press Poetry Award

Voyeur
by Rich Murphy


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Rich Murphy of Marblehead, Massachusetts is winner of the 10th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2008.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Richard Carr, winner of the award for the previous year.

In addition to having his book published by Gival Press, Rich Murphy will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of his book.

The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

Salud, Salud
by Susanna Childress of Holland, Michigan.

Because I Can Come Only This Far With You
by Helen Klein Ross of New York, New York.

Eros Among the Americans
by Chris Cessac of Houston, Texas.

Self-Evident
by Scott Hightower of New York, New York.





Winner of the 2007 Gival Press Poetry Award

Honey
by Richard Carr



Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Richard Carr of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the winner of the 9th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2007.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Barbara Louise Ungar, winner of the award for the previous year.

In addition to having his book published by Gival Press, Richard Carr will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of his book.

The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

Elusive as the Snow Leopard
by Arthur Ginsberg of Pasadena, California.

Rib of New Fruit
by Ronda Broatch of Kingston, Washington.

The Myth of Gravity
by Emily Lupita Plum of Atlanta, Georgia.

Why We Make Gardens
by Jeanne Larsen of Roanoke, Virginia.




Winner of the 2006 Gival Press Poetry Award

The Origin of the Milky Way
by Barbara Louise Ungar


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Barbara Louise Ungar of Saratoga Spring, New York, is the winner of the 8th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2006.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, winner of the award for the previous year.

In addition to having her book published by Gival Press, Barbara Louise Ungar will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:
The Myth of Photography
by Rick Bursky of North Hollywood, California.

History Lessons
by Jennifer Pruden Colligan of Nausau, New York.

A Superstitious Atheist
by Robert Miltner of Canton, Ohio.

Confluences: Indian Women, Indian Goddesses Poems
by Nishi Chawla of Bethesda, Maryland.





Winner of the 2005 Gival Press Poetry Award

On the Altar of Greece
by Donna J. Gelagotis Lee


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Donna J. Gelagotis Lee of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, is the winner of the Seventh Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2005.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Donald Berger, the Poet Laureate of Takoma Park, Maryland, and author of Quality Hill and The Cream-Filled Muse.

In addition to having her book published by Gival Press, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:
Butch Geography
by Stacey Waite of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Taken by Blue
by Anya Silver of Macon, Georgia.

Voyeur
by Rich Murphy of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Communion
by Michelle Bitting of Pacific Palisades, California.




Winner of the 2004 Gival Press Poetry Award

The Great Canopy
by Paula Goldman


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Paula Goldman of Shorewood, Wisconsin, is the winner of the Sixth Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2004.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Beverly Burch, the winner of the Fifth Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2003.

In addition to having her book published by Gival Press, Paula Goldman will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:

On the Altar of Greece
by Donna J. Gelagotis Lee of Princeton Junction, New Jersey.

Unless Blue
by J. C. Todd of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fields of Vision
by Yvette Neisser of Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Screwdriver's Apprentice
by Edmund Miller of Greenvale, New York.



Winner of the 2003 Gival Press Poetry Award

Sweet to Burn
by Beverly Burch


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Beverly Burch of Oakland, California, is the winner of the Fifth Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2003.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Janet I. Buck, the winner of the Fourth Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2002.

In addition to having her book published by Gival Press, Beverly Burch received a cash award of $1000.00 and twenty copies of her book.

The contest attracted many fine manuscripts from poets representing 32 states, Japan, Indonesia, and Guyana. The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following finalists.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Finalists:
Almanac
by Kristy Bowen of Chicago, Illinois.

Wild Beasts
by Paula Goldman of Shorewood, Wisconsin.

The Walnut Wars
by Michael Standaert of Iowa City, Iowa.

Elvis Presley and Emily Dickinson in Heaven
by Hans Ostrom of Lakewood, Washington.



Winner of the 2002 Gival Press Poetry Award

Tickets to a Closing Play
by Janet I. Buck


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Janet I. Buck of Medford, Oregon, is the winner of the Fourth Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2002.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by George Klawitter, the winner of the Third Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2001.

In addition to having her book published by Gival Press, Janet I. Buck received a cash award of $500.00 and ten copies of her book.

The contest attracted many fine manuscripts from poets representing 34 states, Quebec, and Ireland. The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following manuscripts which made it to the Semi-Finalist list, in rank order, and the Finalist list, in alphabetical order by title.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Semi-Finalists:
1st Runner Up:
View from a Shattered Window
by Jean Verthein of New York, New York.

2nd Runner Up:
Intimate Battles
by D. David Sapp of Berlin Heights, Ohio.

3rd Runner Up:
Mythmaking
by Sandra Gardner of Woodstock, New York.

Finalists:
The Hungry Vault of the Heart
by Jean Anaporte-Easton of Charleston, West Virginia.

Letters to Juliet
by Robert Cooperman of Denver, Colorado.

Modigliani's Muse
by Jacqueline McLean of Lubbock, Texas.

Swimming the Witch
by Leilani Hall of Granada Hills, California.




Winner of the 2001 Gival Press Poetry Award

Let Orpheus Take Your Hand
by George Klawitter


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that George Klawitter of Austin, Texas, is the winner of the Third Annual Gival Press Poetry Chapbook Competition-2001.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Gerard Wozek, the winner of the Second Annual Gival Press Poetry Chapbook Competition-2000.

In addition to getting his book published by Gival Press, George Klawitter received a cash award of $500.00 and ten copies of his book.

The contest attracted many fine manuscripts from poets representing 35 states, including the US Virgin Islands, and Canada, Germany, Greece, and India. The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following manuscripts which made it to the Semi-Finalist list, in rank order, and the Finalist list, in alphabetical order by title.

The poets' names and place of residence are listed below:

Semi-Finalists:
1st Runner Up:
Always the Voice: St. Hildegard of Bingen
by Nancy Kuhl of Hadley, Massachusetts

2nd Runner Up:
Mourning: Near Solstice
by Madelon Sprengnether of Minneapolis, Minnesota

3rd Runner Up:
Into Grace
by Lisa Rhoades of Evanston, Illinois

4th Runner Up:
Spending & Dying
by Ron Mohring of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Finalists: The Deaths of the Conquistadores
by Randy Koch of Laredo, Texas

Homage to Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary
by C. A. Saunders of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

The Hungry Vault of the Heart
by Jean Anaporte-Easton of Charleston, West Virginia

Short Straws
by Renato Rosaldo of Palo Alto, California

Towards Democracy: Poems
by Jonathan Alexander of Cincinnati, Ohio

Trotting race of time
by Rich Furman of Fort Collins, Colorado

Whiteness
by Geoff Bouvier of San Diego, California



Winner of the 2000 Gival Press Poetry Award

Dervish
by Gerard Wozek


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Gerard Wozek of Chicago, Illinois, is the winner of the Second Annual Gival Press Poetry Chapbook Competition-2000.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Jeff Mann, the winner of the Inaugural Gival Press Poetry Chapbook Competition-1999.

In addition to getting his book published by Gival Press, Gerard Wozek received a cash award of $500.00 and ten copies of his book.

The contest attracted many fine manuscripts from poets representing 26 states and Canada.

The competition was very healthy and we are pleased to announce the following manuscripts which made it to the Semi-Finalist and Finalist lists. The manuscripts are listed below in alphabetical order, with the poets' names and place of residence:

Semi-Finalists:
Journey with My Sister
by Kathleen Aguero, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tainted Love
by Ron Mohring, Clarksville, Indiana

Vegetable Love
by Diane Lockwood, West Caldwell, New York

Finalists:
A Box of Light: Prose Poems
by Robert Miltner, Canton, Ohio

Against Nature
by Glori Simmons, San Francisco, California

Frames of Mind
by George L. Bristol, Austin, Texas

Outing to the Temple of Body Parts
by Linda Bieler, Mesa, Arizona

Salinger's Haiku
by David Ray, Tucson, Arizona

Taxi Dreams: Musings of a New York City Actor/Taxi Driver
by Davidson Garrett, New York, New York



Winner of the 1999 Gival Press Poetry Award

Flint Shards from Sussex
by Jeff Mann


Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Jeff Mann of Blacksburg, Virginia, won the Inaugural Gival Press Poetry Chapbook Competition-1999 for his collection entitled Flint Shards from Sussex, which was judged anonymously.

In addition to getting his collection published by Gival Press, Jeff Mann received a cash prize of $500.00.

Jeff Mann has won two previous chapbook competitions: Bliss won the 1997 Stonewall Chapbook Competition, and Mountain Fireflies won the 1999 Poetic Matrix Chapbook Series.

Finalists: The finalists are listed alphabetically, with the poets' names and place of residence.

Husk
by John Frazier of Washington, D.C.

The Many Faces of Love
by Jill Williams of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.