The Voices Israel Group of Poets

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Reuben Rose Winning Poems 2021

Results of the 2021 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

  • Ricky Rapoport Friesem - last year's First Prize winner.
  • Jane Seitel - last year's Second Prize winner.
  • David Caplan - this year's Overseas Judge. 

First prize  Yiskah Rosenfeld, USA – The Morning After a Vipassana Retreat. To hear a recording of Yiskah reading her poem, click here.
Second prize — Amy Small-McKinney, USA     Small Stone.  To hear a recording of Amy reading her poem, click here.
Third prize — Elizabeth Edelglass, USA –  No Mention.   To hear a recording of Elizabeth reading her poem, click here.

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order of poem title)

A Gentle Villanelle – by Judy Koren, Israel

A Poem for My Father – by Judith R. Robinson, USA

Arabic 1973 by Robert Dashevsky, USA

Bookmark by Rivka Nomberg, USA

Rachav – by Dina Yehuda, Israel.

Red Bead – by Reuven Goldfarb, Israel

The Bipolar Stingray – by Ian Rodney Pettit, Australia

The Kibbutz – by Michael Greenberg, Israel

The Return - by Avraham Schonbrunn, Israel

Things It Sucks to Hear – by Celia Merlin, Israel

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