Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Awards and Nominations

Richard Wilbur Award:

2016The Frangible HourWINNER
Final Judge: Dick Davis


Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award:

2016 — "Family at Sunset Beach, California" — Finalist
Final Judge: Rachel Hadas 

2015 — "Olēka" — Finalist
Final Judge: Gail White

2014 — "Afterwords" — Finalist
Final Judge: R.S. (Sam) Gwynn

2013 — "The Watchers at Punta Ballena, Uruguay" — Finalist
Final Judge: Dick Davis

2012 — "Composure" — Finalist
Final Judge: Rhina P. Espaillat

2010 — "Coming to Terms"  WINNER
Final Judge: A.E. Stallings

2009 — "Singularities" — Finalist
Final Judge: David Middleton

2008 — "Missing" — Finalist
Final Judge: Timothy Steele



National Poetry Registry, Library of Parliament, Canada:

"Full Snow Moon," "Superbia," and "The Lost Villages: Inundation Day," were chosen by George Elliott Clarke, Poet Laureate of Canada, for inclusion in the National Poetry Registry, Library of Parliament. These poems, published in Canada in my second full-length collection, Glad and Sorry Seasons (Biblioasis, 2014), reflect the landscape and/or events in the Federal ridings of Lac-Saint-Louis, Niagara Falls, and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, respectively.


Pushcart Prize Nominations:


2016 — "Valediction"
nominated by The Orchards (Karen Kelsay and Jeff Holt)

2012 — "Avaritia"
nominated by The Raintown Review (Anna Evans and Quincy Lehr)

2011 — "Críonnacht"
nominated by The Chimaera (Paul Christian Stevens)

2011 —  "The Deep Season" 
nominated by Victorian Violet Press (Karen Kelsay)

2009 — "Body of Evidence" 
nominated by The Flea (Paul Christian Stevens)

2008 — "Writ" 
nominated by The Chimaera (Paul Christian Stevens)

2006 —  "66" 
nominated by The Barefoot Muse (Anna Evans)


The Leslie Mellichamp PrizeWINNER


Judge: David Stephenson
"Chiaroscuro", published in The Lyric, Winter 2014


The 2013 Poets' Prize, shortlisted:

Lines of Flight

The 2017 Donald Justice Poetry Prize

Shortlist and first runner up


X.J. Kennedy Parody Award:

2015 — "Pack Rat"  (after "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay) -- FINALIST  (final judge Tony Barnstone)



The Lyric Quarterly PrizeWINNER


"Franconia", Summer 2004





Best of the Net Nominations:

2006 — "66" — Finalist
nominated by The Barefoot Muse (Anna Evans)

2007 — "Ragbag"
nominated by Umbrella (Kate Bernadette Benedict)

2008 — "Writ"
nominated by The Chimaera (Paul Christian Stevens)

Other:

"Memento" received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Frost Farm Metrical Poetry competition, judged by David Rothman.

Glad and Sorry Seasons nominated for the A.M. Klein Prize (Poetry) - Quebec Writers' Federation, 2014

"Discovery"
Finalist, Able Muse Write Prize (Poetry), 2014. Final judge: Dick Allen


"Coming to Terms"
Laureate's Choice, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, 2014.


"Persuasion"
Special Recognition, Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest, 2013. 


First Runner-Up (out of over 3,700 entries worldwide) for the 2012 ATTYS poetry award (competitor category) on Wattpad. Final judge: Margaret Atwood.


"Niagara Falls, 1859"
Winner, Hudson Memorial Library Shakespearean Sonnet Contest, 2011


"This Dusky Arc"
Finalist, Able Muse Write Prize (Poetry), 2011. Final judge: Rachel Hadas


"Shadow Fish"
Third Prize, Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award, Comstock Review, 2010


"Oneironaut"
Honorable Mention, the Orbis Readers Award, 2009.