Manuscript Winners

The Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize
formerly the Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Book Publication Award
formerly the Pat Stodghill Book Publication Award

In 2001 and 2002, Eakin Publications, Inc. of Austin, Texas, offered a Book Publication Award to honor Pat Stodghill, a past President of the Poetry Society of Texas and of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. In 2003, Pat requested that the contest be renamed as a memorial to Edwin M. Eakin. The contest is open only to Active dues-paid and Life Members of the Society. The poets and their winning manuscripts follow:

2001 Alan Birkelbach…………………No Boundaries
2002 Wendy Dimmette……………….Learning To Stand Still
2003 Anne McCrady………………….Along Greathouse Road
2004 J. Paul Holcomb………………..Looking for Love in the Telecom Corridor
2005 Budd Powell Mahan……………Falling to Earth
2006 Robert Wynne…………………..Remembering How to Sleep
2007 Mo H. Saidi………………………Art in the City
2008 Charlotte Renk………………….These Holy Hungers
2009 Beverly Monestier………………What the House is Made Of
2010 Alan Birkelbach…………………The Thread
2011 Michael Baldwin……………….. Scapes
2012 Lynn Lewis………………………Somewhere To Come From, Just This Side of Paradise
2014 Lisa Toth Salinas………………..Smallest Leaf
2015 Susan Maxwell Campbell………Anything You Ever Wanted to Know
2016 Diane Glancy……………………qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm: The Keyboard Letters

For information, contact:

Budd Powell Mahan
7059 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254
972-788-4944
buddmahan@att.net

The Lucidity Chapbook Award

In 1995 and 1997, Ted Badger’s Bear House Publishing sponsored the Lucidity Chapbook Award and announced the winners at the PST Summer Conference. In 1995, Bear House published the first-place-winning manuscript by Roberta Pipes Bowman. In 1997, Bear House published the first-place-winning manuscript by Jay Harding and the second-place-winning manuscript by J. Paul Holcomb. The poets and their winning books follow:

1995 Roberta Pipes Bowman…………Welcome to Today
1997 Jay Harding ………………………Teardrops on the Counter
1997 J. Paul Holcomb………………….Love, or Something Like It

The William E. Bard Memorial Book Publication Award

From 1991 through 1993, the Society sponsored The William E. Bard Memorial Book Publication Award offered by Sunbelt Media, Inc., Austin, Texas. The poets and their winning books follow:

1991 Pat Stodghill………………………..Kaleidoscope Pieces
1991 Joy Kennedy……………………….Jellybean Dreams
1992 E’Lane Carlisle Murray……………Lace of Tough Mesquite
1993 Georgia Earnest Klipple…………..G. T. T. (Gone to Texas)

The Nortex Press Book Publication Award

From 1974 through 1985, the Society sponsored The Nortex Press Book Publication Award offered by Sunbelt Media, Inc., Austin, Texas. The poets and their winning books follow:

1974 Pat Stodghill………………………Mirrored Images
1975 Julia Hurd Strong…………………A Flock of Blackbirds
1976 John Igo, Jr……………………….Alien
1977 Marcella Siegel…………………..Swift Season
1978 Ida Fasel…………………………..On the Meanings of Cleave
1979 Gene Shuford…………………….1300 Main Street and Other Poems
1980 Violette Newton………………….The Scandal
1981 Evelyn Corry Appelbee………….Let Rocks Their Silence Break
1982 Jack E. Murphy………………….The West Side of the Mountain
1983 Daisy Elmore Tennant…………..Now the Trumpet
1984 Maria Landowska………………..Threads
1985 William D. Barney………………..Long Gone to Texas

PST Book Publication Award

From 1925 through 1933, the Society offered a book publication award. The poets and their winning books follow:

1925 Grace Noll Crowell……………..White Fire
1926 Margaret Bell Houston…………The Singing Heart
1927 Stanley E. Babb…………………The Death of a Buccaneer
1928 Glen Ward Dresbach……………Star-Dust and Stone
1929 Jan Isabelle Fortune…………….Black Poppies
1930 Hazel Harper Harris…………….Wings of the Morning
1931 Patrick D. Moreland…………….Arrow Unspent
1932 Lexie Dean Robertson…………I Keep a Rainbow
1933 William E. Bard…………………A Little Flame Blown

NFSPS Stevens Poetry Manuscript Award

The National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. sponsors the Stevens Poetry Manuscript competition. Thus far, two Texans have won this prestigious award:

1998 Alan Birkelbach…………………Weighed in the Balances
2006 Budd Powell Mahan……………Harvest