The Lake County Bloom and Lake County Poet Laureate/Bloom Poet in Residence are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Poetry of the Body Contest! Contest winners will have their poems published in the Lake County Bloom and will receive cash prizes; $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place respectively. We received a wonderful variety of submissions and thank everyone who shared their creativity on this important topic. We will continue to sponsor quarterly poetry contests with different themes! Follow us on social media or keep an eye out on our website for upcoming contests.
Article by Georgina Marie
Georgina Marie is a poet from Lakeport, Northern California. She is the current Lake County Poet Laureate for 2020-2022, the first Mexican-American and youngest to serve in this role for Lake County. She is the new Literary and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for the Lake County Arts Council and has served as co-editor for the Middletown Art Center’s RESILIENCE and RESTORE collections of written word and visual arts. In 2020 she was an Anne G. Locasio scholar for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference’s Poetry Workshop. As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook Finding the Roots of Water (2018) and her second chapbook Tree Speak (2019). She is currently working on her full-length poetry manuscript and a series of personal essays. Visit her website at georginamariepoet.com