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11.04.2010

The Luminaire Award for Best Poetry
WINNERS’ INDEX

The Luminaire Award for Best Poetry is one of our annual awards, honoring the independent press’ best poems and poetic hybrid works of each year. The winners and finalists are selected by an external panel that judges all pieces blind and selects the full list of finalists from hundreds of entrants. Alternating Current does not determine the final outcome for the judging; the external judges’ decisions are final. Prizes vary from place to place and year to year, but currently include printed certificates, cash honorariums, publication on Alternating Current’s award page, publication on The Current, printed publication in the Luminaire Award print anthology with the selection indicated, complimentary copies of the printed journal, and our virtual medallion created by the lovely folks at Hardly Square, for personal and professional use on the author’s websites, blogs, and book covers. YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE. You can buy a small sponsorship or make a donation in honor of a loved one for this award HERE.



2016Winners
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•First Place: “Baldwin Apples” by Sarah Ann Winn
•Second Place: “Coralee Robbins Mafficks the Fall of Art” by Amy Wright
•Third Place: “vii. (the leviathan)” by Mary Buchinger
•Fourth Place: “we move as dust” by Michael Bernicchi
•Fifth Place: “the thing is, you see” by normal
•Finalist: “PSU Harrisburg” by Chris Middleman
•Finalist: “Herding Autumn” by Kaye Spivey
•Finalist: “Foot Sonnet” by Brendan Walsh
•Finalist: “Nobody plays in firehydrant fountains but Tegs Turpin” by Amy Wright
•Finalist: “Mumbai, 11th March, 15.30” by Rinzu Rajan
•Finalist: “Hometown Hero” by Aaron Graham
•Finalist: “I Consider Whether Shipping Your Memory Home Would Be Too Costly” by Sarah Ann Winn



2015Winners
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•First Place: “mob of one” by Normal
•Second Place: “Reign” by Jared A. Carnie
•Third Place: “Sewing” by Noel King
•Fourth Place: “Cause Célèbre” by Andrei Guruianu
•Fifth Place: “After Abandon” by Michael Cooper
•Finalist: “The Bends” by J. Bradley
•Finalist: “Interview with a Rapid Snowfall” by Maison DeMuth Olson
•Finalist: “October” by Jared A. Carnie
•Finalist: “My Afternoons with Dylan Thomas” by Lyn Lifshin
•Finalist: “Madame Laveau, Fortune Teller and Police Psychic, Falls off the Wagon with a Resounding Thud” by Jason Ryberg
•Finalist: “color & contour” by Maison DeMuth Olson
•Finalist: “Interstices” by Kelly Jean Egan



2014Winners
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2013Winners
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2011Winners
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2010Winners
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