Holly Ann Welker
"Feet";"Patience";"On My Father's 50th Birthday";"The Birthday Present"
The awards committee stated, "In these poems this gifted young poet
writes of simple but significant human experience in a controlled
style which is vibrant with color and humor and joy. We commend her
for these auspicious beginnings and, echoing the words of Ralph Waldo
Emerson to Walt Whitman, we greet her at the beginning of a bright and
promising literary career."