Sunday, May 8, 2016

2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest Winners

What a great day of poetry and friends new and old from far and near at the Barking Spider Tavern Saturday! Many thanks to everyone who contributed and participated. I am pleased to announce that the winners of this year's Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest are:

1st Place: Rosemarie Wilson (a.k.a. One Single Rose), "Motown Blues"
2nd Place: Tanya Grossner Pilumeli, "Sane"
3rd Place: Mindi Kirchner-Greenway, "In Medias Res"

These three fine poets will read their winning entries at the historic 2016 Hessler Street Fair Sunday 22 May between 1 and 2 p.m., simulcast on WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland.

Copies of this new anthology are available from Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry and at the Fair itself.  Read more about it here.

1st Place winner Rosemarie Wilson - photo by William Clarence Marshall


  1. I am still reeling off the amazing energy yesterday!!!!! Thank you so much for the chance to submit!!!! #motown is very near and dear to my heart. See you on the 22nd!

    1. You were/are awesome! Many congratulations, Rose. I look forward to seeing you again.

  2. Congratulations to the 3 winners they were fabulous.
    And thank you John for all your hard work and efforts and hosting the reading.

    You really do a nice job.


    1. Thank you, Chris! I'm so glad you were part of it.