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Results of the 2009 New England Shakespeare Festival Sonnet Award

posted Oct 28, 2009, 5:34 PM by Anna Evans   [ updated Oct 28, 2009, 7:09 PM ]
The three winning sonnets will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of The Raintown Review, as will the winners for 2010. Guidelines for the 2010 NESF Sonnet Award will be available on the NESF website early next year. Our thanks to Stephen Scaer, contest organizer and former contributor to The Raintown Review.

$500 First Prize:
"Monarch Mnemonic" by Mitchell Geller

$250 Second Prize:
"In Which You, the Snakes, and Long-Gone Flowers Disappear" by Lynne Knight

$150 Third Prize:
"Approaching Seventy-Five, a Rant" by David Berman

Honorable Mentions
“At Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, England” by Steven Shields
“On Seeing Medea” by Frank Salvidio
“Class Reunion” by Peter Bloxsom

Judge: A.M. Juster
The 2009 New England Shakespeare Festival
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