Amherst Writers & Artists Press

is pleased to announce the winners of the
Second Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest

pat introduces sat reading1st Prize awarded to Laura A. Martin of Sacramento, California

"My Father, The Sawmill" will be published in Peregrine, a forum for national and international writers since 1983 committed to finding exceptional work by both emerging and established writers published by Amherst Writers & Artists Press.

Pictured, Pat Schneider reads the winning poem, "My Father, The Sawmill," in honor of Laura Martin who could not attend


  • Cynthia Hughes, Putney, Vermont
  • Cate McLaughlin, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Kip Zegers, Bronx, New York

Honorable Mention

  • Sharon L. Charde, Connecticut
  • Joanne Lozar Glenn, Virginia
  • Alice Jay, Florida
  • Leatha Kendrick, Kentucky
  • Doris E. Matthews, Massachusetts
  • Dennis Maulsby, Iowa
  • Linda Neal, California
  • Edward Reill, Newton Geelong, Australia
  • Florence Rose, California
  • Diane Woodcock, Doha, Qatar

Contest Chief Judge: Pat Schneider

Issue 28 of Peregrine, AWA’s literary journal, will feature the winner and honorable mentions of the Second Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest. Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) is a non-profit, international arts organization dedicated to the principle that everyone can use words to create art.

Second Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest was made possible by generous support from the Vessel Foundation and The Friends of Pat and Peter Schneider