String Poet is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 String Poet Prize, as chosen by Final Judge X.J. Kennedy. We thank all those who entered, and offer our congratulations to the winner and runners-up!

First Prize:

The Tape” – Elise Hempel

Second Place:

The Yoke” – Melissa Cannon

Third Place:

Longing” – Tami Haaland

Honorable Mention:

The Alcove” – Elise Hempel

Look for these poems, along with other String Poet Prize finalists and fine poets in a forthcoming issue of String Poet. Don’t forget to Subscribe to the String Poet Newsletter and Like us on Facebook to get updates about the coming Award Ceremony in Spring 2017. We hope to see you there!