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The Peter Pan Prize:

Winner:  Danielle Verwers

Bluegrass Music

She presses the blade

between the heels of her hand

and thumb tips

lets her lips connect

to skin.            


A warm breath

fills expectant palms, tempts 

the long stem of blue

grass to play a song.

Judge Comments: The poem showcases the intimacy between instrument and musician to create, using vibrant, clever images along with short, intense lines to pique our interest. Its lyrical quality stands out as a song of its own.

Honorable Mentions:  Debra Conner

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