Poetry contest winners displayed outside Bellingham library

Ten winning poems of the 2012 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest are now on display in front of the Bellingham Central Public Library.

The poetry contest was coordinated by Whatcom Poetry Series, a nonprofit organization that promotes written and oral poetry.

“The Boynton Poetry Contest finds multiple venues for poetry and our poets,” says Ellie Rogers, co-chair of the contest’s committee, in a press release. “From YouTube to public readings, chapbooks to poetry walks, we want Whatcom County to be able to stumble upon these great poems written by our own neighbors.”

Poems and authors on display

“Indian Plum” by Kari Galbrait

“The Engorged Heron” by Bob Hicks

“Ballad of Bed Head” by Peter Howard-Snyder

“Traveling Through the Dessert” by William Howard-Snyder

“Miscommunication” by David M. Laws

“An Intimate Look at a Slug” by Carole MacRury

“December Dusk: The Stables off Smith Road” by Sheila Nickerson

“Another Kind of Leaving” by Judy Orvik

“I laid out red thread on the grass” by Cindi Williamson

“WORDS” by Margarethe Zubler-Keller

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