V1's 1st Annual Poetry Contest Winners
by Zack Gauck
by Scott Steffens
by Sarah Lindow
Thanks to our judges and the more than 200 local poets who sent in submissions!
Five judges independently read and blindly scored the 390 entries for this year’s contest. The first place winner receives free admittance to a non-fiction writing course through UW-Eau Claire’s Continuing Education office with John Hildebrand for fall of this year. Second place receives a $40 gift certificate to Bookends on Main, while third place receives a $20 gift certificate to The Book Cellar. Other top finalists are printed in this section.