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Deborah P Kolodji
10 October 2008 @ 07:59 am
I am proud to announce that the Amaze 2007 Print Annual is now available!

It can be ordered through the Lulu Marketplace and contains all of the poems form the 2007 online quarterly issues: http://www.lulu.com/AmazeTheCinquainJournal

Also, I'm pleased to announce the winners of the second Adelaide Award. The Adelaide Award was created last year to highlight examples of cinquain excellence. This year's Adelaide Award was again judged by Denis Garrison, the former editor and co-founder of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal. All cinquains published in Amaze during 2007 were eligible.

The winners are:

The Adelaide - "Sea Sounds" by Carol Raisfeld ($15, certificate, copy of print journal)
Second Place - "Lipstick" by Lucille Gang Shulklapper ($10, certificate)
Third Place - "Apprenticed" by Ross Polvnick ($5, certificate)

The other winners all receive certificates:

Fourth Place: "At the Boarding Gate" by Bob Lucky
Fifth Place: “Railroad out of bondage” by Rich Magahiz

Honorable Mentions:

“Galactic Lullaby” by Michael L. Evans
“Long Ago” by Terra Martin
“Shipwrecked” by John Daleiden”

Honorable Mentions – Variant Forms

Mirror Cinquain: “Song of the Muse” by Michael L Evans
Crown Cinquain: “Poet Without Border” by Hortensia Anderson
Cinquain Butterfly: “Whispers at the Window” by Naia

Denis has written a very nice write-up about these poems, which is included in the 2007 Print Annual. It can also be read here: