WOMR and Marge Piercy are pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest!


First Place “Liquidation” Karin Spitfire, Belfast, Maine ($1,000 grand prize)
Second Place “Among The Martyrs” Kathleen O’Toole, Takoma Park, Maryland
Third Place “Day Five: Driving Through The Reservation” Joyce Thomas, Castleton, Vermont

National Honorable Mentions
  • “On Learning of the Death of an Old Girlfriend Before Finishing Your First Cup of Coffee”
    Gary Powell, Cornelius, North Carolina
  • Borders” Anne Myles, Waterloo, Iowa
  • “Footage” Cyra S. Dumitru, San Antonio, Texas
  • “Derry, 1972” Jeannette de Beauvoir, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • “Endlings” Gabriel Spera, Los Angeles, California
  • “Womanhood” Alyssa Wisehart, West Winfield, New York
  • “Six Pine Sketches” Valerie Nieman, Greensboro, North Carolina


First Place “Reservoir” Lucile Burt, South Wellfleet ($300 prize)
Second Place “Burning Truths” Mary Collins, East Sandwich
Third Place “My Mother Came Back as A Cat” Wilderness Sarchild, Brewster

Regional Honorable Mentions

  • “A Question of Evil” Sally Dunn, Harwich
  • “The Flight of the Artemis” Lisa Shields, Orleans
  • “Winter Roads” Michael Shapiro, Brewster
  • “The Unknown Migrant” Dianne Ashley, Eastham
  • “Dreaming of Giving Birth Like a Bear” Rosemary Dunn Moeller, South Dennis
  • “Biography” Lynne Viti, Wellfleet
  • “Coyote Captive” Jo Brisbane, East Dennis