Thank You

Dear Poets,

Team Oprelle is delighted to announce the 2023 Winners of our Poetry Masters Contest. It has been a year of regrouping and pressing forward with passion for all of us. We respect the immense amount of work and heart that was put into each of your Poetry Masters entries. Choosing a Top 5 proved very difficult for our team. We want to thank each poet that submitted, and to tell you that we saw future literary stars sprinkled heavily throughout the entries. We loved reading your very special poems and encourage you to keep writing with soul.

Without further ado….
A Huge Congratulations to Our 2023 Poetry “Masters” Winners:


- 1st –

Katlyn Furlong

elegy for cartridge

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- 2nd –

George Harvilla

Big Bang Gumbo

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- 3rd

Barbara Tylla

Day’s Ending

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- 4th

Dana Kinsey

Paying My Respects

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- 5th

Gary Beaumier

West With the Night

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- Honorable Mention

Caroline Zonis

On the seven train to Manhattan

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