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1990 Gerald Brady Memorial Award

First Place
Author: John Thompson
On the same bus
    the same strangers
         as yesterday
Second Place
Author: Michael Howell
New neighbor
eyeing the worn path
between our houses
Third Place
Author: Michael Howell
a man swept by
    in a wave rising, falling
         sees us see him drown
Honorable Mention
Author: Lesley Einer
fingering my tattoo
granddaughter asks
when she can have numbers
Honorable Mention
Author: Kenneth Leibman
the words unspoken...
waiting for the toast
         to pop up
Honorable Mention
Author: LeRoy Gorman
drilling deeper
my dentist talks me into
Amnesty International
Honorable Mention
Author: Anita Krumins
Methodical husband:
On his list of chores, she finds
Her name
Honorable Mention
Author: LeRoy Gorman
    running down
  FIGHT ILLITERACY
the gang's red paint
Honorable Mention
Author: Brenda Duster
drunken sailor
loses both shoes
tying one on
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