Thank You

Dear Poets,

Oprelle Publications would like to express our great appreciation to the emerging poets who entered the Oxbow Contest. We know that your words are deeply meaningful and personal to you, and we value them dearly. You all have our great respect for your wonderfully thought-provoking entries, and this contest was particularly close. It was difficult to choose only three winners because we really enjoy your poetry.

Without further ado, we are proud to announce the 2022 Oxbow Poetry Contest Winners. Congratulations!


- 1st –

Pattie Palmer-Baker

Down The Hatch

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- 2nd –

James Morehead

A sonnet for a Neapolitan rooster After Woman in Neapolitan Costume, ca. 1635 by Massimo Stanzione, Legion of Honor Museum (San Francisco)

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- 3rd

Jenne Micale

Strawberry Festival

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