2012 STATE/REGIONAL
SENIOR POETs LAUREATE

An asterisk(*) indicates the same poet won the SPL Award in 2011 .

  State/Region  Name  City  Title
  ALABAMA  Emily Grimes Henderson  Pinson  "Honeysuckle Wine"
 ARIZONA  Carrie Backe *  Payson  “About Grandma"
 ARKANSAS  John W.Crawford  Arkadelphia  "The One Less Traveled By"
 CALIFORNIA  Mary Langer Thompson  Apple Valley  “Wishbone in Moonglow”
 COLORADO  Carl L. Farmer  Arvada  "hydraulics"
 CONNECTICUT  Joan McBain  Plainville  “On Being Invisible”
 DELAWARE  Robert E. Gallamore  Rehoboth Beach  “Accompanying Passages—
  (After Walt Whitman and Wilber Caldwell)”
 DISTRICT of COLUMBIA   Vary Coates  Washington “Sixtieth Anniversary”
 FLORIDA  Betty Prisendorf  Merritt Island  “Merged”
 GEORGIA  Sylvia R. Sampson-Haney  Stockbridge  "The Teacher Poet"
 IDAHO  Michael Tatum*  Rexburg  “The Surprise Party”
 ILLINOIS  Glenna Holloway  Naperville  "Gift Horse"
 INDIANA  Gail M. Brant*  Anderson  "For Inasmuch"
 IOWA  Dennis Maulsby  Ames  "Grandmothers’ Dance"
 KANSAS  Marie Asner*  Overland Park  “Fons Et Origo”
 KENTUCKY  Barb McMakin  Crestwood  “Good Friday Morning at Waffle House”
 MAINE  Pat Violette-Hayden  Hermon  “The Con”
 MARYLAND  Jane Gallagher  Glen Burnie  “To My Kids”
 MASSACHUSETTS  Joie Turgeon  South Hadley  "Appropriate Dress"
 MICHIGAN  Sallie A. Hinds*  Au Gres  “Affinity”
 MINNESOTA  Julie Burns  Elk River   “Putting Up the Tree”
 MISSISSIPPI  Judy Davies  Gautier  "Greed"
 MISSOURI  Faye Adams  De Soto  “A Matched Pair”
 NEBRASKA  Robert B. Robeson  Lincoln  “Combat Veterans”
 NEW HAMPSHIRE  P. Stansfield Tarbox*  Wolfeboro  "Plantings"
 NEW JERSEY  Nancy G. Steelman  Vineland  “Country Friend”
 NEW MEXICO  Barbara DuBois  Socorro  "Young Poets"
 NEW YORK  Vincent J.Tomeo  Flushing  “Fashion Statement”
 NORTH CAROLINA  Dan W. Moore  Calabash  "A Week Later"
 NORTH DAKOTA  Theodore Skaggs*  Fargo  “Dogs Smile an’ Grin”
 OHIO  Joseph A. Psarto*  Westlake  "A Small Deception"
 OKLAHOMA  Vivian Ramsey Stewart  Oklahoma City  "Petal Snow"
 OREGON  Gail Denham  Sunriver  “Helen”
 PENNSYLVANIA  Mildred Taylor*  Ligonier  "Past Rituals"
 RHODE ISLAND  Doris Deleuze Raffaele*  Lincoln  “I Remember”
 SOUTH CAROLINA  Verna Puntigan*  Spartanburg  "Autumn in My Life"
 SOUTH DAKOTA  Polliann Nuckolls Thomas*  Hot Springs  “Last Frontier”
 TENNESSEE  Caroline Zarlengo Sposto  Memphis  “Craft”
 TEXAS  Yvonne Londres  San Antonio  “Don’t Steal Africa from Me”
 UTAH  Vera Ogden Bakker  West Bountiful  "Voices of the Night"
 VIRGINIA  Lee Pelham Cotton  Locust Hill  “Not a Good Fit for Us”
 WASHINGTON  Gerald A.McBreen  Auburn  “Fellow Traveler”
 WEST VIRGINIA  Maureen Paccione  Harpers Ferry  “Innocent One”
 WISCONSIN  Peggy Trojan  Brule  “Partnered”
 WYOMING  A. Rose Hill  Sheridan  "Deep Purple"