IPPY-Winning Poets Speak Out

This year’s IPPY Awards had 148 entries into our two categories: Poetry– General and Poetry–Specialty. We awarded a total of 11 medals to poetry books; two each of gold, silver, and bronze medals in the general category (the most medals awarded in any category); four medals in the specialty category; and one book of poetry received our special Outstanding Book of the Year Award for “Outstanding Voice.” Here’s what some of our winning poets have to say:

Kim Dower’s fourth poetry collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, tied for a gold medal in the Poetry – Standard category of the IPPYs this year. Dower finds inspiration for her poetry in everyday life: “On any given day, something mundane is bound to inspire me. This morning I noticed a single, shiny black bird feather on the ground right outside my front door. Inspiration.”