Publications

The Yakima Coffeehouse Poets publish a chapbook each year with the poems of that year’s Contest Prize winners and Honorable Mentions as well as the Judges’ Poems. The Yakima Coffeehouse Poets is proud to have published many poets and poems throughout the years. We encourage all to contribute to our annual Poetry Contest and applaud all the current and past year’s poets.

The most recent contest chapbooks are available for a $10 donation to YCP either by visiting Inklings Bookshop or Oak Hollow Gallery & Frames in Yakima.  Some past year chapbooks are still available  — Contact Ed Stover, for information on past years publications.

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1st Prize – Linda Brown
2nd Prize – E. Hank Buchmann
3rd Prize – Kathleen Smith

Tom Pier Prize – Kathleen Stancik

– Honorable Mention –
Lance Brender
Claire Carpenter
Phil Cibicki
Randie Gottlieb
Penny K. Johnson
Susan Johnson
Terry Martin
Samantha Mesman
Fain Rutherford
Ed Stover

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1st Prize – Joyce Hernandez
2nd Prize – Joe Powell
3rd Prize – Penny K. Johnson

Tom Pier Prize – Terry Martin

– Honorable Mention –
Mark Burns
Claire Carpenter
Susan Johnson
Victoria Patschke
Donna Raforth
Jo Shafer
Kathleen Stancik (2)
Joanna Thomas (2)

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Cover art by Dwane Reed

Twenty-second chapbook – 2016


1st Prize– E. Hank Buchmann
2nd Prize– Kathleen Smith
3rd Prize– Jim Thielman

Tom Pier Prize– W.D. Frank

Honorable Mention:
Dorothy Armstrong
Randie Gottlieb
Susan Johnson
Terry Martin
Rod Nelson
Larry Peterson
Fain Rutherford
Jo Shafer
Kathleen Stancik
Karen Troianello

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Cover art by Delma Tayer

Twenty-first chapbook – 2015


1st Prize–  Joanna Thomas
2nd Prize– Karly Smith
3rd Prize– Susan Blair

Tom Pier Prize– Jo Shafer

Honorable Mention:
E. Hank Buchmann
Terry Martin
Donna Raforth
LeAnne Ries
Fain Rutherford
Loren Sundlee 

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