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2014 CSPS Monthly Contest Winners 

Month Topics Place Poet Poem
January
Nature, Seasons, Landscape, Ecology
1st
2nd
3rd
Lillian M. Fisher
Jerry Douglas Smith
Bruce Crawford
I See the Hill
Traces
Corn Song
February
Romance, Love, Emotions
1st
2nd
3rd
Lillian M. Fisher
Ninette Freed
Von S. Bourland
Memory
Love, at Last
Breaking Ground
March
Free Subject
1st
2nd
3rd
Ninette Freed
Lillian M. Fisher
George E. Samerjan
Spring Despite Growing Torment
A Mother Speaking
I Saw a Man Dancing on the Sidewalk
April
Travel, History, Mythology, Other Cultures
1st
2nd
3rd
Teresa Bullock
Von S. Bourland
John McBride
Pomegranate
The Birth Tree
The Cave at Lascaux
May
Portraits, Persons, Characters
Portraits of animals, objects, places
with character.
1st
2nd
3rd
Ninette Freed
Von S. Bourland
Lillian M. Fisher
Van Gogh Vision
Cast Iron Maiden
To a Live Oak
June
Free Subject
1st
2nd
3rd
Lillian M. Fisher
David Anderson
Evelyn Cole
The Game
Claude Monet, Giverny, 1922
Life on the Edge
July
Childhood, Memoir, Lessons of the Past
1st
2nd
3rd
David Anderson
Katharyn Howd Machan
John McBride
Struck by Wind
Highway
Lessons of the Immigrant
August
Humor, Satire, Joy of Life
1st
2nd
3rd
Katharyn Howd Machan
Lillian M. Fisher
Jane Stuart
Brown
Dilemma
Life’s Journey
September
Free Subject
1st
2nd
3rd
Barbara Blanks
Jane Stuart
Katharyn Howd Machan
So It Begins
Tonight Brings Back the World that Was
Lucinda Garr, Redwing, 1888
October
War & Peace, Activism & Politics
1st
2nd
3rd
Bruce Crawford
Felix Fojas
Barbara Blanks
Cpl. Pat Tillman, KIA
Anti-War Prayer
Letter from England, 3rd July
November
Family, Friendship, Human Condition
1st
2nd
3rd
Barbara Blanks
Von S. Bourland
Lisha Perini
The Family Meeting
Fact, Not Wishes
Disembodied
December
Best of Your Best
Winning or published poem only. Indicate
complete name of contest or publication
and the issue/date of the publication/
award.
1st
2nd
3rd
Von S. Bourland
George E. Samerjan
June Gerron
Unexpected Treasure at an Estate Sale
High Bank Canto IV
Whale Watching

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