The following poets have won the prizes indicated in each category. An Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, April 23, 2006 at the Piccadilly Inn Shaw in Fresno, beginning at 9 am, in which all poems will be read and prizes awarded.

Place Poet Poem
Category 1. Theme: Winds of the Chaparral
1st Deborah P. Kolodji Chaparral Song
Category 2. Fixed Forms
1st Joyce Odam The Unreachable Forest
2nd Elaine Lazzeroni Villanelle for a Violet Hour
3rd Anna Mae Johnson Terrell Farmer's Field
HM 1 Carol Frith Choosing Heat
HM 2 Claire J. Baker Meditation Sonnet
HM 3 Elsie Whitlow Feliz Love in Quintillas at the Seaside Tea Shoppe
HM 4 William Preston The Gift
HM 5 Katharine Wilson Found on the Path
Category 3. Short Poem
1st Katy Brown causeway evening
2nd Norma M. Kohout Post Card
3rd Deborah P. Kolodji Communion
HM 1 Cleo Fellers Kocol Retaliation
HM 2 Margaret Ellis Hill Post-it-notes
HM 3 Elizabeth Provost Ingredient List
HM 4 Steven Robert McCord Crickets
HM 5 Joyce Odam Fragile
Category 4. Any Subject, Any Style
1st Mary Rudge Holding Stone on the mountain
2nd Janine Margiotta A Dark Raven on her Shoulder
3rd Lindsey Smith April's Wedding
HM 1 Ariel Smart Slinging Hash
HM 2 Elsie Whitlow Feliz What About the Crazy People?
HM 3 Timothy Russell Zinnia Summer
HM 4 Margaret Ellis Hill Li Chi's Advice (from the Wen Fu)
HM 5 Laverne Frith "The Ultimate Poem is Abstract," Says the Poet
Catergory 5. Light or Humorous Poem
1st Elsie Whitlow Feliz What Flossie Williams' Sister Thought...
2nd Pearl Stein Selinsky Clichés
3rd Norma Green Ancient Wisdom
HM 1 David Lapierre Looking Good
HM 2 Katherine Sherin Zauner Looking for Less
HM 3 Ed Bearden Clip Clop
HM 4 Arlene Mandell Mae and Me
HM 5 Claire J. Baker Mister Agreement
Category 6. Nature
1st Norma Green untitled
2nd Elsie Whitlow Feliz Sunlit Bayou
3rd William Preston Mojave Evening
HM 1 Wendy P. Williams Moon Garden
Category 7. Science and Technology
1st JoAn Osborne Cleaning House
2nd Gretchen Fletcher The View from the Hubble
3rd Don Feliz Current Thought
HM 1 Ariel Smart Tremolo on the Richter Scale: Phantasmagoria
HM 2 Cecilia Vail Hampton Opportunity on Mars
HM 3 Catherine Moran In Praise of String Theory
HM 4 Fran Davis Body Worlds (California Science Center)
HM 5 Phyllis Williams Homeless
Category 8. Lois Jeannette Dalton Memorial Award: any aspect of Humanity
1st Ed Bearden Touching Things
2nd Eileen Malone His Forms Are Infinite
3rd Roberta Bearden A Thousand Miles Away
HM 1 Linda McCarty The Portrait — 1920
HM 2 Lee Collins Totem Poles
HM 3 Lynn M. Hansen Nightmare
HM 4 Elaine Lazzeroni Class Act
HM 5 Mary Rudge From Red Hot Fire (creating batik)
Category 9. Anona McConaghy Memorial Award: any aspect of Friendship
1st Carol Frith Letter to a Departed Friend
2nd Claire J. Baker John's Snow
3rd Laverne Frith My Best Friend is Blind and Dying
HM 1 Allegra Jostad Silberstein Old Woman with Springtime Eyes
HM 2 debee loyd panel 43E line 26 (Gilbert Louis Mitchell...)
HM 3 Catherine Moran Some Notes on Friendship
HM 4 Norma M. Kohout Companionship
HM 5 Elaine Lazzeroni Henriette's Kitchen
Category 10. Roscoe Fortson Memorial Award: Looking Backward
1st Rick Thielo untitled ("Give My Regards...")
2nd Carol Frith Spanish Stanzas for the Pony Man
3rd Katharine Wilson Editing Memories
HM 1 Phyllis Williams At the Green Parrot
HM 2 William Preston Elemental Journey
HM 3 Lee Collins A Big Well of Mystery
Category 11. Executive Board: Jumping Ship
1st Ed Bearden Remembering
2nd Laverne Frith Fleeing the Towers
3rd Rick Thielo Exit Strategy

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