The Voices Israel Group of Poets

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Reuben Rose Winning Poems 2019

Results of the 2019 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition
Judges: John Gallas, UK (2018 competition first prize winner); Donna Bechar (2018 second prize winner) and Katherine L. Gordon, a distinguished Canadian poet, editor, publisher and literary critic.
First prize - Judy Belsky, Israel:  my son - to hear a recording of Judy reading her poem, click here.
Second prize - Rumi Morkin (pen name of Miriam Webber), Israel: Alzheimer's (Villanelle)
- to hear a recording of Miriam reading her poem, click here.
Third prize - Jane Seitel, USA: The Torah Pointer.

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order of poem title)


Bug Collection - by Anne McCrady, USA

 One Final Storm - by Elisa Subin, USA 

 Parting With My Prayer Shawl, Made By My Daughter, Upon the Zombie Apocalypse - by David Silverman, USA

 Prairie Flower - by Elizabeth Claverie, USA

 Quietude - Esther B Lipton, UK

 The Night Baker - Ann Bar-Dov, Israel

 The Poetry of Gazelles - by Helen Bar-Lev,Israel

 Verses from a Mediterranean Cruise - by Wendy Dickstein, Israel

 We Stumbled to the Singing Sea - by Bernard Mann, Israel

Who’s Going To Play Me in the Movies? - by Reuven Goldfarb, Israel 

To read and download he texts of the three winning poems and the ten that gained Honourable Mention click here (PDF file).