Shavano Poets Win at State Poetry Festival

Seven members of the Salida based Shavano Poets attended the state poetry organization’s annual Poets Fest in Aurora on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Six members won prizes in the three poetry categories including all three first prizes. They accounted for seven of the eighteen prizes awarded.

Doann Houghton-Alico won first prize in the prose poem category with “Ain’t Gonna Die ‘Til.” Margery Dorfmeister took first in the traditional form contest with her ballad, “One-Eyed Jacqueline.” In the free verse competition Lynda La Rocca won with “Another Day.”

Richard Cuyler and Maria Weber each finished third in two categories. Second Honorable Mentions went to Barbara Ford and Lynda La Rocca.

The Shavano Poets meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Salida from 1:00 to 3:00 the first Thursday of each month. New members welcome. For more information contact Maria Weber, Secretary, at 395-6013, or Jean Hanfelt, Treasurer, at 539-6467.

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