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." And don't miss hearing all three finalists read at a special CityLit Festival event that begins at 11 a.m. in the Poe Room on Saturday, May 2.
"Sole" will be published in the Summer Issue of Little Patuxent Review and 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.