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Poems of Solidarity for Haiti
Winning Poems Chosen

by Alice Lovelace, Armed with Art
and In Motion Magazine

We thank everyone who submitted their poems and writings as part of the 100 Poems of Solidarity for Haiti contest.

We didn't get 100 poems, but are grateful for those we did receive. 

Because we had four judges, we had to go through several rounds of reading and voting to come up with our finalists. This was very hard work and took longer than we anticipated. Why? Because so many great poems were submitted.

Here are the winner and finalists:

1st Place: Sharecropper's Pantoum by M. Ayodele Heath (click here to read this poem)

2nd Place: Ayiti by April 'AP' Smith (click here to read this poem)

Honorable Mention:
Wings Soaked in Molasses by Darnell Fine

Haiti, after Pat Robertson by Karen Garrbrant

Everybody Running, Saying Jesus by Jenny D'Angelo

Tomorrow's Toussaints by Kalamu ya Salaam
-- $200 is being donated for Haiti relief in M. Ayodele Heath's name.

-- All poems listed above are being featured and the poets will be interviewed for In Motion Magazine/Art Changes. Coming soon!

-- All poems submitted will be part of a downloadable anthology (as a PDF). Proceeds from the anthology will be donated to Haitian relief. Coming soon!

The four judges who made the final selections:

Theresa Davis: is a member of The Word Diversity Collective/Art Amok and represented Atlanta as a member of the 2006 - 2010 Art Amok Slam Team. In 2009 Theresa was ranked 8th female poet in the world as a finalist in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Theresa is a member of Armed With Art.

Collin Kelley: is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta, Georgia. His debut novel, Conquering Venus, is out now from Vanilla Heart Publishing.

Alice Lovelace: is an award winning poet and playwright. Alice was the national lead staff organizer for the first United States Social Forum in Atlanta 2007, and has founded several arts and social change organizations in Atlanta. Alice is a co-editor of In Motion Magazine.

Nic Paget-Clarke: is a co-editor and publisher of In Motion Magazine.

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Published in In Motion Magazine May 19, 2010

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