Phenomenal Women by Assorted Poets


The contest focus comprised writers of the Space and Treasure Coast and poetry selected from submissions of diverse forms and styles, ranging from almost Haiku-like offerings to longer narrative poems. There were three prize categories, as well as publication for twelve authors in a lively, and very engaging treatment of the theme, profiling, at times very specifically, significant women in personal or world-renowned histories as related by the contributors. The award-winning poems are featured in the beginning pages with a fine selection of accompanying poems to follow.



Phenomenal Women: An Anthology of Selected Poems (65 pages, 2023) is a new volume of poetry based on the title theme resulting from a Poetry Contest devised by the leadership of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and the Indian River County Chapter of the American Association of University Women.