String Poet is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 String Poet Prize, as chosen by final judge Kim Bridgford. We thank all those who entered, and offer congratulations to the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists.

First Prize:

Upkeep” – J.D. Smith

Second Place:

The Strauses Return to Broadway” – Patricia Brody

Third Place:

Palimpsest: Fez” – Maxine Silverman

Honorable Mentions:

Mourning at the Kaldi Café” – Carol Louise Munn
The Taste of Tea” – Muriel Harris Weinstein

Look for these folks, along with other String Poet Prize finalists and fine poets in the forthcoming issue of String Poet, and also see our 2012 String Poet Prize Award Ceremony.