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Read the 2011 Award-Winning Poems and Stories (as available):

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"King of Delta: The Death of Robert Johnson" by JOHN MCENTIRE

"Final Lesson on America" by DUSTIN MORROW

"S. Aurita" by ROBERT HAMILTON

"Cathedral: On Monet's Rouen Cathedral Series" by JEFFREY BILBRO

"Her House" by MELINDA CREECH

"White Cotton" by LINDSAY SMITH

"Chocolate Revolver" by STEPHEN GROPPELL

"Portrait" by HEATHER MCMILLION

*Please note that copyrights are held by the authors.

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About this year's Student Literary Contest judges: poetry, JOHN KOETHE ; fiction, ANDREW PORTER



2011 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Student Literary Contest of the 17th Annual Beall Poetry Festival 2011.

Recognized at a ceremony on April 6, the prize winners were invited to read their work and receive award certificates and cash prizes. The prize winners also were invited to a luncheon with the Festival Poets.

The 2011 contest winners are:

JOHN MCENTIRE for "King of Delta: The Death of Robert Johnson" won The Academy of American Poets Prize and the Virginia Beall Ball Poetry Prize;

DUSTIN MORROW for "Final Lesson on America" is the winner of The Poetry in The Arts, Inc., Dr. Robert G. Collmer Prize (the three Poetry in the Arts, Inc. prizes are given by Mrs. Peggy Lynch);

ROBERT HAMILTON for "S. Aurita" is the winner of The Poetry in the Arts, Inc., Dr. James Barcus Prize;

JEFFREY BILBRO for "Cathedral: On Monet's Rouen Cathedral Series" is the winner of The Poetry in the Arts, Inc., Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi Prize;

MELINDA CREECH for "Her House" is the winner of The House of Poetry Prize ;

LINDSAY SMITH for "White Cotton" (1st Place), STEPHEN GROPPELL for "Chocolate Revolver" (2nd Place), and HEATHER MCMILLION for "Portrait" (3rd Place), are the winners of the three Dorothy Scarborough Fiction Awards given by the Beall Poetry Festival.

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Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who submitted for sharing your talents and hard work. Keep writing, and please submit to next year's Beall Poetry Festival Literary Contest!