Poetry prize

Helen Fagan, winner of the Manzanita Writers' Series poetry contest. 

A poet who splits her time between Juneau, Alaska, and Cape Meares won the poetry contest held by the Manzanita Writers’ Series and the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

Helena Fagan will receive a $100 cash prize for her poem “Embrace,” which will be published, along with a short interview, in the next issue of the North Coast Squid literary journal in November.

The contest was capped at 50 poets, each submitting up to three poems.

· “Art of Careful Pruning” by Connie Soper, part-time Manzanita resident.

· “Brush Rabbit Summer” by Emily Ransdell, part-time Manzanita resident.

· “Transformation” by Cate Gable, Nahcotta, Washington.

Submissions for the seventh issue of the North Coast Squid, a journal of writing and art highlighting work from people with connections to the North Coast, will be accepted June 1-June 30. A release event with selected readings and an art show will be held on Nov. 2.

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