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2009 Gerald Brady Memorial Award

Judges: w.f. owen and Johnny Baranski

First Place
Author: Barry George
the stylist
rinses away
the sound of her voice
Second Place
Author: Marilyn Appl Walker
their first Thanksgiving
     posing together
     with the turkey
Third Place
Author: Kathe L. Palka
  graduation day
in the gait of our son
  your younger stride
Honorable Mention
Author: Carolyn Hall
Kona wind
an ocean between me
and my worries
Honorable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
new bride—
the squeak of her
sweet corn being shucked
Honorable Mention
Author: Tony Virgilio
old timers' game
seventh inning stretch
the creaking of knees
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