Kudos to the winners of our Fall, 2010, Odes to Olympians contest, honoring the goddess Athena! Peter Goulding of Ireland won the contest for adults with his poem, A meeting with Athena, while Kaitlyn Linsley won the under-18 competition with her poem, I, Minerva.
Well, I am highly delighted to win the Odes to the Olympians contest for my poem on Athena / Minerva, organised by the Tapestry of Bronze people. It's a contest I've been entering regularly without success - David Mohan won it in the Spring for his wonderful poem on Hermes - so it came as a big surprise when I got the email.
I actually wrote six of these Spencerian stanzas for my entry before realising, on re-checking the rules, that there was a 30 line limit, so I had to start all over again. But I'm glad I did. (And it rhymes!!)
The winning poets and poems are here