Prize Poetry

The David W. Paul Memorial Prize

Pongo is pleased to announce that, in addition to the Pongo Poetry Prize, we are also offering The David W. Paul Memorial Prize for dedication to writing. The David W. Paul Memorial Prize is awarded at irregular intervals to a young writer who is nominated for her dedication to writing. Any teacher, friend, or Pongo mentor can nominate a young writer in an email to pongo_publishing@hotmail.com. A writer can also nominate herself. Recipients of the DWP Prize receive recognition on the Pongo web site (below) and a $100 award.

David W. Paul was a wonderful man. He was kind, intelligent, creative, witty, and gracious. David worked for several decades on his novel Fantasy on the Theme of B-A-C-H. It was accepted for publication in January 2013, but sadly David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February and passed away several months later. In the last week of his life he described his brief career as a published novelist, and smiled as he said that it made a good story.

He had his own quarters
where he wrote quietly
in communication with others who
combined the work of God
with that of their own imaginations.
    
(from Fantasy on the Theme of B-A-C-H


The third winner of the David W. Paul Memorial Prize is "Alicia." Here is her poem Where I Come From, along with an author statement.

The second winner of the David W. Paul Memorial Prize is Alan.  Here is his poem My Confidante, along with an author statement.  

The first winner of the David W. Paul Memorial Prize is "Polly." Here is her poem My Type, along with an author statement.