Thank You

Oprelle Publications is very proud, honored, and humbled in announcing the winners of our 2020 “Matter” Anthology Poetry Contest. The caliber of writing and the competition was intense this year. You will find three lists of finalists below. All names listed will be published…congratulations!

Winners


- 1st –

Smoke Signals
- Kate Furlong


Poem

- 2nd –

Dreams for Hire
- Ojo Taiye


- 3rd –

An Act of Kindness
– Ellaraine Locke

POETRY CONTEST INFORMATION

Oprelle Publications enjoys finding “diamonds in the rough.” O.P. wants to recognize hidden talent by giving unknown writers a chance to be published. 2020’s book project is an Anthology entitled “Matter.” Shakespeare’s Queen Gertrude once requested “more matter with less art…” Meaning, give me something of substance.



Strong Finalists (GOLD)

  • Cycle of a Breath – Daria Sommerhoff
  • Wasteland – Tatiana Cleffi
  • A heartbeat away from home - Sadarah Powell
  • White Peacock – Sula Chen
  • Not Getting the Nobel - Lina Buividaviciute
  • Apathy(the heaviness of the hand)" - Lina Buividaviciute
  • HOSPITALS - Lina Buividaviciute
  • I Am From - Aisha Claire Robins
  • Birth of Waves - Elzbieta Janusauskaite
  • THANKS FOR THE PTSD, BIG FAMOUS CHICAGO HOSPITAL - Carol Coven Grannick
  • An American Haibun - Ellaraine Locke
  • Ashes - Ellaraine Locke
  • Library of Consciousness - Christina Wilson
  • Moonlight Serenade - Jill Literski
  • Spinning - Anne Prince
  • Otro - Richard de Forest
  • Winter Morning - Michaela Achelis
  • Coffee in the Morning - Jasmine Johnston
  • Shape of things Lost - Marie McMullin
  • Cello and Cellist - Marie McMullin
  • Burial - Marie McMullin
  • The Allegory of Us - Deasia Hawkins
  • Carbon - Carly Byrne
  • only to have it drown in its own wax.- Micheal Li
  • Severance - Leslie Carlin
  • Ocean Tears - Shriya Sankaran
  • Oil Painting - Roger Craik
  • On My First Day of Teaching, I Rethink My New Career- Jane Sasser

 

Finalists (SILVER)

  • • Quiet Places - Denise Varnedore
  • • Parted - Madison Slusher
  • • The River, The Fields - Maggie Tharp
  • • Pastel Landscapes - Raymond Byiers
  • • Shadows of mothers - Lina Buividavičiūtė
  • • A Song in Silence - Laura Foose
  • • Interlude - Isabel Chavez
  • • Burning Bodies - Erin Staley
  • • Chameleon George - Christina Wilson
  • • My mother growing up on and away from the family farm - Christina Wilson
  • • Don’t forget your Thank You Cards - Levi Donaldson
  • • All the Grays - Shelley Smithson
  • • Amazonia - Richard de Forest
  • • Thermopylae - Richard de Forest
  • • Under Your Fingers- Michaela Achelis
  • • Viola - Michaela Achelis
  • • Frames - Kevin Sandefur
  • • Proceedings - Nancy Hewitt
  • • Puppets of God - Kaitlan Zook
  • • With so many books - tabataha
  • • Blossoming - Alissia Nicolas
  • • Glass Birds - Amanda Shaw

Finalists (BRONZE)

  • • Country Love - Leanna Litrenta
  • • Clouds - Maya Huggins
  • • The Dune - Roc Palmos Woodhouse
  • • Irish Girl - Tamzin van der Walt
  • • Lost and Found - Katherine O'Connor
  • • My Knees are Weak - Laney Rivenbark (BÖZstudium)
  • • Rose Glasses - ChaKuan Jackson
  • • Death Song - Jordan Abronson
  • • On - Elia Harper
  • • I’ll Be Right Here - Frank Viera
  • • Trivia - Pardeep Jindal
  • • I am Temporary – Gina O’Nell
  • • Archaic Trees - LaToya Martin
  • • On Another Plane of Reality - Isabel Chavez
  • • Night Thought - Jennifer M. Phillips
  • • Logic of the Non Sequitur - G. Greene
  • • Shall I call you friend star shine - Robert Frederich
  • • Sometimes I Wonder - Adelia Ritchie
  • • Defile Yourself - Rachel DeCoste
  • • Pining at The Palms - Abigail Fitzpatrick
  • • enlighten me to the world - Erin Michelle Murray
  • • This Time I Don’t - Ahmir Phillips
  • • As a Mountain - Nathan Dorathy
  • • Beat the Clock - Jimmy O'Meara
  • • it is only a matter of choice – Wiktoria
  • • Bury me in solid concrete- Hannah Geary
  • • The sky falls like needles - Matthew McNab
  • • Lantern of Happiness - Michaela Achelis
  • • Nothing Else - Michaela Achelis
  • • The Day - Michaela Achelis
  • • Sticks and Stones - Maddie Winther
  • • What We Wear - Hannah Murphy
  • • A Plea - Charlotte Nyland
  • • Hey Alexa - Kait Quinn
  • • In cobwebbed corners crouching - Elizabeth Rebecca Forssell
  • • “Together” - Jessamy Joy