Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Inga Lea Schmidt, whose poem, "Sole," won the 2015 Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest! The contest was judged by Little Patuxent Review.

Little Patuxent Review also honored these poems:
Second Place: "Nick's Diner" by James Carroll
Third Place: "Rest Stop" by Micia White

Read the winning poem, "Sole," in this LPR blog post.

 Hear all three finalists read in this recording from the 2015 CityLit Festival.

"Sole" will be published in the Summer Issue of Little Patuxent Review and was displayed in a Central Library window.

Inga Lea Schmidt is a poet and fiction writer living in Baltimore. Her work has appeared in Off the Coast, Puerto del Sol, and Best Indie Lit of New England, and in 2013 she received the Association of Writers & Writing Programs' Intro Journals Project Award. When she isn't writing, Inga works as a mediator resolving conflicts in Baltimore prisons. In the fall she will begin an MFA program in Creative Writing at Hollins University.

There were 250 poems submitted to the 2015 Poetry Contest, representing 93 cities and towns and 18 jurisdictions (17 counties plus Baltimore City) in Maryland.

Interested in past winners? Check out the poems that won in 2012, 2013, and 2014.


 Poetry Contest 2015 winner Inga Lea Schmidt and winning poem Sole; photo credit ShannonFinnell.com