The Voices Israel Group of Poets

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Reuben Rose Winning Poems 2020

Results of the 2020 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition


-  Kay Kim Richards of California, USA - award-winning poet: our overseas judge

- Miriam Webber of Israel, last year's Reuben Rose second prize winner.

- David Silverman of Illinois, USA, one of last year's Reuben Rose Honorable Mention winners.

First prize - Ricky Rapoport Friesem, Israel:  David's Shield - to hear a recording of Ricky reading her poem, click here.
Second prize - Jane Seitel (USA): Lantern Fish  - to hear a recording of Jane reading her poem, click here.
Third prize - Esther B. Lipton (UK): The Burden of Memory.

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order of poem title)

Acceptance Speech  - by Anne McCrady, USA

Babushkas - by Johnmichael Simon, Israel 

Blind - by Haya Onallah, Israel

Gates - by Susan B. Olsburgh, Israel

Now that you’re here - Immanuel Suttner, Australia

Pictures from an Exhibition - by Iris Dan, Israel

Silent Night, Revisited - John Cecil Dendy, USA

The Color Jew - by Sarah Sassoon, Israel

The Mist - by Amiel Schotz, Israel 

Walks Along Oirase Gorge - by Mervyn R. Seivwright, USA

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