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2004 Gerald Brady Memorial Award

First Place
Author: John Stevenson
in the dream
my dog has a whistle
only I can hear
Second Place
Author: Emily Romano
rodeo cowboy
hopefully clutching
a handful of sky
Third Place
Author: J. Daniel Beaudry
two-way glass—
the patient waits inside
the therapist's reflection
Honorable Mention
Author: Robert Bauer
rush hour—
the blonde in the Porsche peels
an orange
Honorable Mention
Author: Carl Patrick
scar on her cheek
she gets her lipstick
just right
Honorable Mention
Author: Marilyn Appl Walker
grocery shopping—
his python tattoo
squeezes the Charmin
Honorable Mention
Author: Frank Walsh
on display:
her small and firm
opinion of men
Honorable Mention
Author: Jeanne Harrington
conservatory,
the carnivorous plants
behind glass
Honorable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
grinding sausage meat
she recounts the times
her husband cheated
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