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Poetry Contest

Congratulations to David Eberhardt!

David Eberhardt, poetry contest winner, with Pratt Library and Little Patuxent Review logos

Dave Eberhardt's poem "After ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and Anton Webern ‘Piano Variations’- Op 27 / Ruhig, fliessend" has won the 2020 Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest.

“Up a Creek" by Shane Moritz and “2019 Unrest" by Kelechi Nwankwoala were finalists.

The poems were judged anonymously by a panel of Little Patuxent Review judges.

There were 235 poems submitted to the 2020 Poetry Contest, representing at least 73 cities and towns and at least 15 counties in Maryland plus Baltimore City.

Dave Eberhardt was born March 26, 1941. He retired in 2010 from 33 years of work in the criminal INjustice system. As a peace protester, he was incarcerated at Lewisburg Federal Prison for pouring blood on draft files. His action took place in 1967 with Father Phil Berrigan and two others to protest the Vietnam war. He has published three books of poetry: The Tree Calendar, Blue Running Lights, and Poems from the Website, Poetry in Baltimore. He has completed a peace movement memoir, For All the Saints: A Protest Primer.

Read the winning poem, and winners in previous years.

The winning poem and runners-up will be published in the Summer 2020 issue of Little Patuxent Review and celebrated in a virtual Pratt Library event on Tuesday, August 18.