2008 Emerging Poets Award

Ceremony

This year's awards ceremony was held at Bradley University on Friday, November 21. For photos of this event, click here. GO>>

Award Winners

  • 1st Place - Thea Chesley, Springfield, IL - "Rendezvous"
  • 2nd Place - Peggy Davis, Mt. Vernon, IL - "Bearing Witness"
  • 3rd Place - Fawn Hoener, Springfield, IL - "Hot Flash"

Judges

  • Kevin Stein - Final Judge
  • Allan Johnston
  • Judy Jordan
  • Marcelus Leonard 
  • Lee Newton
  • Julie Parson-Nesbitt
  • Rashidad Muhammad
  • Rosina Neginsky
  • Cin Salach 
  • Christine Swanberg
  • Gale Walden