"...fresh, personal interpretations of themes as wide-ranging as poetry and cats, ekphrastic poems and environmental issues, the seacoast and Wyoming...sorrow and humor, wisdom and passion, and the uniqueness of many voices on many subjects." Kathy Lohrum Cotton
Prize-winning poems from 50 annual contests are featured in the edition of Encore, the annual anthology of the National Federation of state Poetry Societies, Inc. Judges selected these top 150 poems from nearly 7,000 paper and online submissions, representing states across the U.S., as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Winning poems were read and awarded at the 2019 NFSPS convention in Santa Fe, New Mexico.