2009 Emerging Poets Award

Ceremony

This year's awards ceremony was held in Springfield, IL on Thursday, November 19, 2009.

Award Winners

  • 1st Place - Vincent Francone, Chicago, IL - "Chicago"
  • 2nd Place - Valerie Wallace, Chicago, IL - "The Poem Stays"
  • 3rd Place - Mary Hotlen, Rockford, IL - "Year of Psalms"
  • Honorable Mention - Valerie Wallace

Judges

  • Kevin Stein - Final Judge
  • Allan Johnston
  • Judy Jordan
  • Lee Newton
  • Rashidad Jaami Muhammad
  • Rosina Neginsky
  • Cecilia Pinto 
  • Christine Swanberg