Best Poem of 2017 - Contestant List 
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  1. Sneha Pandey - Chicago
    A dawn to the dusk
  2. Felicia Smith - Arkansas
    Keep Pushing Forward
  3. Angelica San Juan - Tampa Florida
    1 - The battle 2- Overdose
  4. Lourdes Marianne Burgess - United Kingdom
    I think my husband is a vampire
  5. Tahera Mannan - India
    Gypsy Blood
  6. sadashivan nair - India
    wicked cancer
  7. Jeffrey Jordan - Mooresville, NC
    1 - Skinny 2 - Dear Dad
  8. Carl F Maulbeck - Summit, NJ
    By Chance
  9. Paul Crocker - Bristol, UK
    1 - Song Of Shelley 2 - Ode To The Poet 3 - If It Should So Please 4 - What The Poets Taught Me 5- Wallflower Growing Over The World 6 - Oh, For The Love Of Keats 7 - Dancing With My Fountain Pen 8 - Strike While The Iron's Hot 9 - Twas Not I 10 - Bells Of The Damned 11 - Word By Word 12 - Different Works Of Art 13 - Everything I Know Is Poetry 14 - 30 Years 15 - Perception 16 - Popcorn Porn 17 - yellehS 18 - My Words Are Forever(Diamonds Are Forever parody) 19 - The Screaming Skull 20 - Fangs To Fur 21 - It's Come To Goodbye
  10. Joe Kirby III - Houston, Texas
    ill-fated
  11. Rebecca Cherrington - England
    Darkness
  12. Debra Monk - United States
    Someone I used to know
  13. Michael DeBenedictis - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    …And Be Ready To Just Listen
  14. Dr. BRAJESH KUMAR GUPTA "MEWADEV" - INDIA
    LET THE PYRE
  15. Jen Snow - United States
    Any Other Day
  16. Eleanor Smith - Bayonne, New Jersey
    Cologne
  17. Miranda Doerfler - Glendale, CA
    Dream Man
  18. Anton Pooles - Canada
    Picture Postcards from Novosibirsk
  19. Tammy Talluto - Old Bridge, New Jersey
    The Current Light of Darkness
  20. Gerald Carter II - Philadelphia, PA
    Mi Corazón
  21. Jamaal Ferguson - Bronx, New York
    "House of Words"
  22. Monika Ajay Kaul - India
    "Promises to keep..Promises to spall..!!"
  23. Angel Casas - New Jersey
    Empty Bottle
  24. Naomi Hannah - Clintontwp michigan
    Thunderstorms in the morning
  25. Velizar Velichkov - Bulgaria
    broken swan
  26. Sam Smith - Pensacola, FL
    Freefolk
  27. Jen Snow - United States
    Any Other Day
  28. Laurie Blakely - South Carolina
    Collateral Love
  29. James Mr Speaker Sears - Arlington, VA
    1 - Judge Less and Love More 2 - The Origin of Religion and Slavery 3 - The Upside to Cancer
  30. Melina Müller - Austria
    No Title.
  31. Ben (@HalfAssedHaiku) Jackson - Erie PA
    Silence
  32. Andrae Douglas - Jamaica
    1 - Twain 2 - The Queen of Hearts 3 - Success 4 - Hunger 5 - Ideas 6 - The Other Side Of Love 7 - The Jungle Of Life 8 - Let’s Get Biblical
  33. Victoria Payne - Kent, UK
    The view from my bed
  34. Monique Hughes - Birmingham, AL.
    1 - CONTINUE 2 - OVERCOME - a poem of passing
  35. Nara Hodge - The United Kingdom
    Life in black and white
  36. Jevon Hollis - Detriot Michigan
    Sacrifice or Suicide
  37. Angela Garcia - Florida
    Twelve Days of Purgatory
  38. Eileen Granfors - Galena MO
    Sea Memories
  39. Ilyana Kuhling - Limerick, Ireland
    Ambiguous loss
  40. Kayla Ironstar - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
    Thundering Echoes
  41. Taylor-James Black - United Kingdom
    1 - Flirting With Disaster 2 - +44 Real Quick
  42. OLFA DEROUICH - TUNISIA
    1 - MODERN SLAVERY 2 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND
  43. Melissa Bird - Utah
    The Stonecutter
  44. C Will - Los Angeles
    WHY DO THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
  45. Christian Vantu - DENVER
    Is This What Love Supposed to Be
  46. Nathan Adams - Helston, Cornwall
    PURE HARLEQUIN
  47. Liliana Conte - New York
    AStray Girl
  48. David Minor - Honea Path, SC
    I Cry
  49. Bevan Boggenpoel - South Africa
    I Am A Bully
  50. Crystal Hauk - Toronto
    Fallacy
  51. Sherman Kennon - Oxford, AL
    1 - Whisk Of Dust 2 - Cogitations
  52. Dennis Pennefather - Te Awamutu, New Zealand
    Cowardly Fates and Circumstance
  53. Tahera Mannan - India
    Let the memories fly
  54. Kassandra Kum - New York
    Mere Mortals
  55. Miguel Morton Jr - Waldorf Maryland
    Concealed thoughts
  56. Donna Roberts - Fl.
    RED WHITE AND BLUE
  57. Fos Osman - Cleveland, OH
    Acatalepsy
  58. Andrew McBride - United States
    The Children I'll Never Have Criticize Me
  59. Mitch Bensel - Kentucky
    Regret
  60. Courtney Carola - New Jersey
    first love
  61. Anura Taraiya - England
    Priceless
  62. Manuel Picon - Pico Rivera, CA
    Wet Dream/Dry Nightmare
  63. Naomi Hannah - United States
    Slave trip
  64. Jessica Valdez - Fullerton
    Black Lives Matter
  65. TimothyFacebo D.Brown - Lubbock TexasD.
    Misery
  66. Chequise K Robles - Saint. Thomas USVI
    Proving
  67. john a brennan - Ireland and New York
    1 - Worms 2 - The Night Owls 3 - The Flawed Mortal 4 - The Singing Bones 5 - The Meadow Ballet
  68. Jacqueline Mead - United Kingdom
    Description
  69. G. Donald Cribbs - Camp Hill, PA
    Pinball
  70. Priscilla Applegate - Houston, Tx
    A Phrase Hits
  71. Jason Conway - Gloucester United Kingdom
    The Beauty of Multiplicity
  72. Ampat Koshy - India
    Swapna
  73. Iurgi Urrutia - Melbourne, Australia
    An Ode to Hope
  74. Henry Shires -Sydney, Australia via 40 years in the UK
    ICU
  75. Kalin Williams - United States
    When Dad Isn't There
  76. MyEsha Roane - Havelock, North Carolina
    1 - Grandma's Chair 2 - The Letter 3 - Click
  77. Victoria Payne - Kent, UK
    Weekends
  78. Mitch Bensel - Kentucky
    dripped in tired..
  79. DIMOSTHENIS MANIAS - GREECE
    POSTSCRIPT
  80. Tania Giguere - USA
    God Lifted Us
  81. Jodi Clark - West Virginia
    1 - I Never Meant To 2 - Behind These Walls 3 - Just Me 4 - Indivisible
  82. Mzuvukile zues Ndamase - South Africa
    Grudge
  83. Jeff Holt - Blackfoot, Idaho
    1 - Of Philotus 2 - Remembering
  84. Ipsita Banerjee - India
    1 - Just becasue I am quiet 2 - Morbid
  85. Maxine Moncrieffe - Brooklyn, NY
    The Artist
  86. L. Patrice - Chicago, IL.
    1 - Unusual Circumstance 2 - Lemonade Stand 3 - SE'ANCE 4 - A DOG'S PLEA 5 - Witches' Brew
  87. Moira Neagle - Australia
    Breaking Fast
  88. Chelsea Cotterman - Michigan
    Grandfather clock
  89. Obafemi Thanni - Nigeria
    The Poet's prayer
  90. Julianna Deatherage - Oregon
    Anatomy
  91. Kareema Johnson - Brooklyn New York
    The Calling
  92. Daniel Vazquez - Bridgeport, CT
    rip grandpa
  93. KT Daxon - Tallahassee, Florida
    Forgotten
  94. Kelly Boyer Sagert - Lorain, Ohio
    Redemption by the River
  95. Larissa Bennett - Bradford, PA
    I Rise
  96. Sandra Rodrigues - Portugal
    1 - Love Song 2 - A Little Poem
  97. Tanesha Franklin - Charlotte, NC
    Letting Go
  98. Amy Wickliffe - Arkansas
    1 -- Jezebel's Rebuke 2 - disgrace or execution
  99. JOAN P. HOPP - SC
    HEATHER
  100. Andianna Duncan - Pull Us Close
    Pull Us Close
  101. Summer Kurtz - Warner Robins, Georgia
    1 - White Wall 2 - Lost Cosmonauts 3- I Bury Myself
  102. Jamaal Greene - New Jersey
    False Finesser
  103. Thomas Gimpel - Granite falls, Wa USA
    1 - With Sighs 2 - Until the end of time
  104. Julie Warren - United States, Arizona
    Into The Ground Beneath You
  105. Dimitar Dimitroff - Bulgaria
    In the Gloaming
  106. Kevin Burrell - Virgina
    Monologue with self
  107. Maria Holman - Australia
    Colorless Inner World
  108. Nathaniel Richards - England
    Love
  109. Beverley Chance - Australia
    1 - As We Say Goodbye 2 - Expressions of Love 3 - The Awakened Romantic 4 - Awakened Unity 5 - Simplicity 6 - My Birthday Gift to you Nan 7 - Lost in the Abyss of Life 8 - A Mothers World
  110. Christopher Hivner - Dallastown, PA United States
    Run, Collapse, Rise
  111. LEE SCHULTHEISS - MICHIGAN, USA
    RUMBLINGS
  112. Kylie Hastings - New Jersey
    A Flight Home
  113. Adrian Noon - Derby
    Speed Kills
  114. Chelsea Cotterman - Ypsilanti, Michigan
    WaterMarks Foreign
  115. Lee Landau - Minnetonka, MN
    Four Newest Poems from Tangled Lives
  116. Evangel Appiah-Dankwa - Ghana
    The Perfect Canvas
  117. Joanna Rawnsley - United Kingdom
    Pile of..dirt
  118. Christian Alexander - Atlanta, Georgia
    Fallen
  119. Elizabeth Hunt - California
    Greater lengths
  120. Leslie Jimenez - Washington State
    Definition of Strong
  121. Rachel Schick - Orange, Texas
    Remnants
  122. stacey patterson - pittsburgh
    Harbingers
  123. Andrew Daniels - Washington
    Horse Feathers
  124. Karl Davis - United Kingdom
    When
  125. Andy Smerdon - Brisbane, Australia
    1 - Haibun (Scorpio) 2 - Nevermore
  126. Jan Drake Bakke - Las Vegas, Nevada
    "In Rays Of Gold"
  127. claudia piccinno - italy
    Hypothetical landing
  128. Andria MacDonald - Torrance California
    Hollwood Philosophy
  129. Frank Black Blacharczyk - Kingston Ontario Canada
    My Name is David
  130. Dennis John Ferado - New York/San Antonio
    1 -MY NAME 2 - WHEN YOU DREAM 3 - I CAN SEE YOU 4 - WE'RE LIVIN' IN A NIGHTMARE
  131. Rebecca M. M. Osborn - Warwick, England
    On My Own
  132. Michael Shine - Austin, Texas
    Zen Garden
  133. Karl Davis - United Kingdom
    1 - Don't Ask The Bridge 2 - Mother's Footprint
  134. M. Leanne Todd - Corsicana, TX
    1 - A Seed for Those in Need 2 - Acts of God
  135. Kenneth Allen - Reading, Pa
    To Destroy the Goodness of God.
  136. Signe Ruddy - Frankfort, Michigan USA
    Forgiven
  137. Sierra Englehart - Pennsylvania
    Sex
  138. Martha McLaughlin - Baltimore, Maryland
    My Mother Uses A Cane Now
  139. R U Outavit - Parkersburg, WV
    When Does A Therapist Call The Police
  140. Tracey Haywood - United Kingdom
    Walking Death
  141. Heather Mirassou - California
    A Virgin
  142. Shaniki Smith - United States
    Higher Love
  143. J.B. Frost - Florida
    The Golden Staircase
  144. Frank Black Blacharczyk - Kingston Ontario Canada
    In a Moment
  145. Linda Melom - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    The Wife of Staff Sargeant Halverson
  146. Shirley Jones-Luke - United States
    Political Minefield
  147. Terry Melom - Minneapolis, MN
    In the Garden
  148. Ethan Yakhin - orlando
    1 - the joke 2 - the language of Happiness 3 - attention 4 - you're fixing to leave
  149. Erik Melton - Gig Harbor, WA
    Thoughts on Suicide
  150. SUBRAT SAURABH - Bangalore, India
    1 - जाने क्यों हम अपना शहर छोड़ आये है? 2 - क्योंकि आज मेरा शहर छूट रहा था।
 
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