State Poet's Name City Title of Poem
ARIZONA Noble F. Collins Payson “Skipping Stones at Wounded Knee Creek”
ARKANSASC. J. Clark Hardy “Of Wine and Cider Time”
John W. CrawfordArkadelphia “A Permanent Friend”
Pat Durmon Norfolk “Paralysis of Half the Face
(in Honor of Anthony Wayne Bland)
Verna Lee Hinegardner Hot Springs “Time—The Coin of Your Life”
Faye Williams Jones N. Little Rock “Sister Joy's Potato Salad”
Barbara Longstreth Mulkey Little Rock “Down the Road”
Marilyn Camden Norton Hot Springs Village “A Simple Golden Band”
Donna Alexander Smith Greenbrier “Ranching”
Diane Auser Stefan Mountain Home“He's Coming”
CALIFORNIA Dewell H. Byrd Eureka “How She Moves”
Genya Ehrlich San Francisco “I Praise”
Ninette Freed Palm Desert “Aubade”
Helen Graziano Claremont “Midlife Musings”
Erna Hennessy San Francisco “From a Distance”
M. D. LeDoux Sacramento “Easter Weeps”
A. Peri Foster City “When Did His Music Die?”
Cecil Simpson San Diego “Stand Together”
Ariel Smart Saratoga “Slinging Hash”
William H. Wallace, Jr. Alta Loma “Coffee cup memories, , , the bookends of my life”
Hope Warriner San Diego “Mr. Bee on a Lawn”
COLORADO Ida Fasel Denver“Missing in Action” (Golden Pen Award)
FLORIDA Carrillee Collins Burke Sarasota “The Lonely Poet”
Valerie Esker Beverly Hills “Old Poets Never Die, They Just Re-verse”
Henry Greenfield Cutler Bay “Return to the Wild”
Lena E. Lewin Ocala “Metamorphis”
Betty Prisendorf Merritt Island “Lingering Scents”
Virginia Artrip Snyder Delray Beach “The Last Goodbye”
Katherine A. Sherin-ZaunerVenice “Growing Game”
Barbara Lee Weston Miami “A Young Poet Reads His Work”
Emery L. Campbell Lawrenceville “Anniversary”
Henry N. Goldman Augusta “Elegy of a Poet”
Jeanne Osborne Shaw Decatur “Starting Over Wall”
Dale M. Tushman Brunswick “Little Crimes”
Cheri L. AhnerOak Lawn “Thanksgiving Legacy”
John Llewellyn Axtell Champaign “My Brothers”
Dorothy H. Bizer Quincy “Invitation”
Patricia A. Hare Woodstock “The Old Lady in the Shoe”
Glenna Holloway Naperville “Critic's Review of a Leading Role”
Joy Rainey King Herrin “Empty Nest”
Beth Staas Westmont “Coming to America”
INDIANA Glenna Glee Anderson “One More Taste”
Mary A. Couch Noblesville “Summer Dance”
Dianna Wilder Winamac “Kneeling by the Rose”
Robert G. Ummel Fort Wayne “The Eagle or The Turkey”
Alexandra M. Zannis Fort Wayne “The Last of the Wild Oats”
IOWA Eleanor M. Dirksen, Ph.D. Long Grove“We'll Be Here”
Louise Hunt Atlantic “Windswept”
John McBride Bettendorf “Cedars under Snowfall”
Grace Rasmussen Manilla “In Disguise”
KENTUCKY E. Gail Chandler Shelbyville “Independence Day”
Martha Victoria Rosett Lutz Lexington “Resilience”
Marcus E. Omer Sturgis “The Sacred Body”
Betty Stuedle Pewee Valley “The Great Depression was Not a Great Time”
MAINE Sherry B. Hanson Brunswick “Asters in the Ditch” (For Sue Cary)
MASSACHUSETTS Ruth Harriet Jacobs Wellesley“Instructions”
Helena Levine-Ryan Newton “My Friend”
MICHIGAN Owen B. Cathey Ann Arbor “Second Week of Advent”
Denise A. Dewald Au Gres “Real Christmas Joy”
Lori Goff Walled Lake Rhine Valley Vineyards”
Sallie A. Hinds Au Gres “To Be”
MISSOURI Faye Adams De Soto “A Life of Their Own”
Dan Adkison Bolivar “The Child Within”
Albert Beck Monroe City “Curiosity Haiku”
Robert E. Browne Winfield “Ships Long Past Demise”
Lilah Contine Saint Charles “The Wolves of Whales Bay”
Velvet Fackeldey Lebanon “Choices”
Dave Gregg Jefferson City “chance of snow”
Albert Ray Horrell Saint Charles “Last Message”
Jerry-Mac Johnston Springfield “A Band of Brothers”
Betty L. McLane-Iles Kirksville “The Debt”
Roberta Page Lebanon “Phobia”
Kenneth Roller Dadeville “Golden Lode”
Michael A. Wells Independence “Tiananmen Mother” (for Zhao Ziyang)
NEW HAMPSHIRE P. M. Underhill Concord “Change and Growth:
NEW JERSEY Gerry Di Gesu Union “Winter Clouds”
Claire Levitt Lawrenceville “My Psychiatrist”
NEW YORK Gwendolyn Eisenmann Chestnut Ridge“He Left”
Naomi Heilig New York City “Wondering”
Herbert B. Siegel Long Beach “Alias Pasta”
NORTH CAROLINA Lynn Veach Sadler Sanford “Blues-Paved Road”
Joyce A. Taylor Murphy “Evening Sound”
OHIO Carmine Talarico Cincinnati “Whither Goest?”
OKLAHOMA Carol Dee Meeks Broken Arrow “Redefining Clovis”
PENNSYLVANIA Catherine Ferrick Conneaut Lake “Broken Vowels”
Jim Greenwald New Paris “Inside My Dreams”
Jeffrey Jubelirer Philadelphia “Sincerely Yours”
SOUTH CAROLINA Verna Puntigan Spartanburg“The Sand Sings”
TEXAS Barbara Blanks Garland “Without Doubt”
Von S. Bourland Happy “An Angel Embraces Sisterhood”
Deborah K. Frontiera Houston “Forward into the New Millennium”
Zee Mink-Fuller Burleson “Thank You Note from Foreign Soil”
Yvonne Londres San Antonio “Shiver Sliver Moon”
Sheila Tingley Moore San Antonio “Cycles”
Yvonne Nunn Hermleigh “A Texas Wind Escorts Fire”
Viola S. Pawkett Corpus Christi “The Old Bench”
Sheila B. Roark Euless “His Thoughts Dance”
Billie Stroud San Antonio “Summertime Christmas”
UTAH Vera Ogden Bakker West Bountiful “Ode to an Earthworm”
Theda Bassett Salt Lake City “Winters Remembered”
N. Colwell Snell Salt Lake City “Wild Asparagus”