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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE POETRY AWARDS 1943-2007

* Title unrecorded/presently unknown
(Poetry awards not given or awards unrecorded in missing years)

1943: Helen Prommel *
1944: Inez Thorson, “Corn Still Grows” (The American Mercury 59 [August 1944]: 199)
1945: Inez Thorson *
1947: Alan Swallow, “Series for My Friend” (University of Kansas Review)
1951: Inez Clark Thorson, “Smoke Prophecy” (Farm Journal) [Adult Poem]; Helen Howland Prommel, “Thanks for the Vision” (Classmate Magazine) [Juvenile Poem]
1952: Thomas Ferril, “Words for Time” (Harper’s Magazine 198 [March 1949] 74-5) and “Some of the Boys a Little While Had Names” (Harper’s Magazine 203 [November 1951]:106)
1955: Thomas Hornsby Ferril *
1956: Dr. Alan Swallow, “Four Notes on Love”
1957: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “What Trinkets?” (New Poems by American Poets II, ed. Rolfe Humphries)
1958: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “Boys in the House”
1959: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Cadetta-C & S” (Harper’s Magazine 220: [May 1960]: 62-3).
1960: Thomas Hornsby Ferril *
1961-62: Margaret Cobb Shipley, Girlchild
1962-63: Thomas Hornsby Ferril *
1963-64: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Horn of Flowers”
1964-65: Margaret Cram * [Poem]; Kay Nelson * [Short Humorous Verse]
1965-66: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “The Burning of the Trees”
1966-67: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, Words for Denver
1967-68: Margaret Shipley, “Understatement”
1969-70: Karl Edd, “Sometime”
1970-71: Helen Lowrie Marshall, Quiet Power [Book]; Elizabeth Schafer, “Old River” [Poem]
1971-72: Karl Edd, “I Stood Morning Watch”
1972-73: Sheila Nickerson, Letter from Alaska [Book]; Elizabeth Shafer, “Fairy Tale Revised” [Short Humorous Verse]
1973-74: Dorothy Sands Beers, “If I were the Wind”
1975-76: Sheila Nickerson, To the Waters and the Wild [Book]; Evelyn Mullenax, “Question” [Poem]
1976-77: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Desert Epilogue”
1977-78: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Anagoge for an Island”
1978-79: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Down Riverside with Ulysses”
1979-80: Sheila Nickerson, Songs of the Pine Wife
1980-81: Elizabeth Shafer, “Canyon Road” [Adult Poem]; Barbara Steiner, “Christmas Ornaments” [Juvenile Poem]
1981-82: Sheila Nickerson, Waiting for the News of Death
1982-83: Elizabeth Shafer, “Painted Ladies”
1983-84: Mildred Yeager Murray, “Night Court” [Adult Poem]; Mary Blocksma, Flight of the Birdfish [Juvenile Poetry Book]
1985-86: Evelyn Mullenax, The Nut Tree-Laugh Lines from Serious Subjects [Book]; Dorothy Sands Beers, “Dichotomous” [Poem]
1986-87: Elizabeth Shafer, “Christ on a Motorcycle”
1993: Ida Fasel, “Aspens”
1995: Kathryn Winograd, Is It Spring, Yes
1996: Carolyn Campbell, “The Women from the Barrio”
1997: Carolyn Campbell, “A Love Story”
1998: Carolyn Evans Campbell, Tattooed Women
2000: Carolyn Campbell *Ferril
2001: Joseph Hutchison, “The Rain at Midnight”
2002: Carson Reed, Selected Poems
2003: Kathryn Winograd, Air Into Breath
2005: Bruce Berger, “Desert Boots”
2006: Lois Beebe Hayna, Keeping Still
2007: Chris Ransick, Lost Songs and Last Chances (Ghost Road Press)

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