Calling All Cats Poetry Contest

Sponsored by Brick Street Poetry & 9-Lives Cafe

The inaugural Calling All Cats poetry contest attracted 28 poets, who submitted 38 poems. Nine poems were selected through a blind judging process by Karen D. Mitchell and Lylanne Musselman.

Honorable mentions went to Wilson and Wyatt Dillingham, ages 8 and 5, respectively. You may see their poems displayed in these pdf files here: Wilson Dillingham, Wyatt Dillingham.

The nine finalist poems are reproduced below. Voting has ended. The winning poem will be announced on Saturday at the following event:

The nine poets are invited to read their works at 7pm, Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Nine Lives Cat Cafe, 1315 Shelby Street, Indianapolis. Winners will be announced that evening. The judges Karen D. Mitchell and Lylanne Musselman will read their cat poems.

Poem #1 - John Borneman: To Our Cat, Sara
Poem #2 - Jill Carnell: Pink eraser nose
Poem #3 - Mac Greene: Kitten
Poem #4 - Linda Lee: Abyssinian
Poem #5 - Penny Maggard:The Canticle of Cats
Poem #6 - Tracy Mishkin:Burial
Poem #7 - Sarah E. Morin: Haiku
Poem #8 - Yvonne Morris: Ease
Poem #9 - Violet Raines: Winnie

Calling All Cats poetry contest is a joint project of Brick Street Poetry Inc. and Nine Lives Cat Cafe. Brick Street Poetry is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit what publishes the literary journal Tipton Poetry Journal and hosts monthly reading series and other poetry-related events throughout central Indiana.

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