2013 STATE/REGIONAL SENIOR POETs LAUREATE

An asterisk(*) indicates the same poet won the SPL Award in 2012

ARIZONA

Noble F. Collins

Payson

“Cold Judgement"

ARKANSAS

Charlie Southerland

Viola

“Farm Girl”

CALIFORNIA

Josephine Carpignano

San Mateo

“Elegy to a Beloved Colleague”

COLORADO

Ben Humphrey

Fort Garland

“The Tidings of Magpies”

CONNECTICUT

Sue Scheck

Waterford

“The New Puppy”

DELAWARE

Joane Faulls

Newark

“Fredelski”

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA

Vary Coates

Washington

“Behind the Pearl Earrings…On the Other Hand”

FLORIDA

Joe Cyr

Sarasota

“Forest Seasons”

GEORGIA

Sylvia R. Sampson-Haney*

Stockbridge

"The Guest"

ILLINOIS

Glenna Holloway*

Naperville

“Critic’s Review of a Leading Role”

INDIANA

Gail M. Brant*

Anderson

"Time"

IOWA

Margo Rupp

Cedar Rapids

"Another Night"

KANSAS

Marie Asner*

Overland Park

“The Poet”

KENTUCKY

Christina Lovin

Lancaster

“Two”

LOUISIANA

Albert L. Baker

New Orleans

“New Clear Fishin’ “

MAINE

Dana Robbins

Portland

“At the Beach”

MASSACHUSETTS

Marian Kaplun Shapiro

Lexington

"Instructions to My Children"

MICHIGAN

Sallie A. Hinds*

Au Gres

“Retrospection”

MINNESOTA

Judy Olson Mosca

North Mankato

“Friendship/Sisterhood of an Only Child”

MISSISSIPPI

Judy Davies*

Gautier

"Carry Me High"

MISSOURI

Billy Adams

De Soto

“Above the Clag”

NEBRASKA

Robert B. Robeson*

Lincoln

“Sometims Time is Something that Runs Out”

NEVADA

Sperry Hannah

Las Vegas

“Saddle Music”

NEW JERSEY

Ray Van Lenten

Rochelle Park

“Turtles In the Sun”

NEW MEXICO

S. A. Young

Santa Fe

“vanescing Salad Days”

NEW YORK

Kathryn Howd Machan

Ithaca

“At the Veterans Hospital”

NORTH CAROLINA

Jean Calkins

Waynesville

"That Cat"

NORTH DAKOTA

Theodore Skaggs*

Fargo

“Squaw On a Rock”

OHIO

Ella Cather-Davis

New Richmond

"Fire from Paradise"

OKLAHOMA

Dena R. Gorrell

Edmond

“A Psalm for Poets”

OREGON

Dewell H. Byrd

Central Point

“Storm Clouds Gathering”

SOUTH CAROLINA

Verna Puntigan*

Spartanburg

"Playing Pianissimo"

TENNESSEE

Caroline Zarlengo Sposto*

Memphis

“Audacious Dandelion”

TEXAS

Nick Sweet

Shepherd

“While She Slept”

UTAH

Vera Ogden Bakker*

West Bountiful

"Beyond My Means"

VIRGINIA

Elaine P. Morgan

Warrenton

“Beaujolais”

WASHINGTON

Frieda Risvold

Des Moines

“Wish”

WEST VIRGINIA

Maureen Paccione*

Harpers Ferry

“For the Children (Sandy Hook)”

WISCONSIN

Peggy Trojan*

Brule

“Everyday Love”

WYOMING

Renee Meador

Big Horn

“Companion”