Winners and Winning Poems of the Nexus Poets Robert Golden Poetry Contest:

2022: Fourth Annual Robert Golden Poetry Contest winners

2021: Third Annual Robert Golden Poetry Contest winners

2020: Second Annual Robert Golden Poetry Contest winners

2019: Inaugural Robert Golden Poetry Contest winners

Our contest is named after Robert Golden, one of the founding members of Nexus Poets in New Bern, North Carolina, as well as a mentor and friend to numerous writers, especially in his years in Eastern North Carolina.

Bob was a retired English professor and dean from upstate New York who had a passion for literature, social justice, and protecting the environment.

The Robert Golden Poetry Prize has been created to honor Bob’s tireless energy and contributions to literature and his community.

A special thank you to Bob’s wife, Linda Golden, for her continued support and enthusiasm for this contest.

The Fifth Annual Robert Golden Contest will open in the fall of 2023 (usually around September 1). Please check back!

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