Friday, February 16, 2018

Announcing the 1st Annual Songs of Eretz Readers Choice Award Contest

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to announce the commencement of the first annual Songs of Eretz Readers Choice Award Contest.  All non-winning finalists for the 2018 Songs of Eretz Poetry Award are eligible.  The winner of the Readers Choice Award will be chosen by YOU, the readers, and will receive a one hundred dollar honorarium.  One poem will be presented each weekday from February 19 to February 27. 

The poems in the running for the 2018 Songs of Eretz Readers Choice Award are, in alphabetical order by title:

“7 a.m.” by Melinda Coppola

“Autismville” by Melinda Coppola

“Deceptive Cadence” by Carol Kner

“The Great Escape” by Yoni Hammer-Kossoy*

“Passing On” by Carol Kner

“The Poet Says This Is How You Should See” by Melinda Coppola

“When I Am Old” by Tim Amsden

Voting will take place in March, and the winner will be announced in April.  Vote by sending the title of your favorite poem via email to  In order to be fair to all contestants, please hold off on voting until March after all of the contest poems have been published/reprinted.

*Yoni Hammer-Kossoy was not invited to be a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor until AFTER the 2018 Songs of Eretz Poetry Award Contest was closed for submissions.  Therefore, he is eligible for the Readers Choice Award this year and this year only.  So, if you like his poem best, do not hesitate to vote for it. 

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