Skyline Winter Poetry Bash 2006




Stephanie Pope


Stephanie Pope is a teacher, author, poet and mythologist. Stephanie has a BA in education from Walsh University and a masterís degree in mythological studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Stephanie works poetry on line at where she explores myth-logical possibilities within the language of cyber space and poetry-making.For essays, poetry, book reviews and other commentary by mythopoet, Stephanie Pope, visit her work on line at

You may read more poetry by Stephanie published on-line
at  and at Poetry In A Cup.

You may write Stephanie by sending email to would like to congratulate the winners of this yearís Winter Bash Poetry Contest and honor all poets who participated. Nice Work, Poets!!!



 Vera Charline Wareham


I have always been a poet and an artist, although my means of support have only on occasion included those talents. I have won prizes and been published both as a writer and photographic artist in a wide variety of media. In my position as Coordinator of Communications with Motorola in Austin Texas, I was a primary contributor to the monthly on-line newsletter called the Gotham Gazette. I wrote articles, edited submissions, took photographs and put together articles of all kinds concerning Motorola and its employees. I also had a travel column covering local day-trips in Central Texas, which included much of my landscape photography. At present I am working on a book tentatively called Patchwork Faces of the Moon.  I am web master of four sites. The first and very massive site created in 2000 is called Through My Window, a creative outlet, where I still display much of my work. I have also featured many talented writers and artists on my guest pages at that site.  


I have enjoyed working on the Skyline magazines more than I can express. It is not easy; in fact sometimes it is quite a challenge, but the rewards are priceless. This poetry contest was the toughest so far, but reading all of these talented poets' work was a prize in itself. Thank you for the opportunity to share the wealth, and congratulations to all of our winners.



Eric Tessier

Eric Tessier resides in Les Lilas, near Paris, France. He writes in both French and English. He is the published author of 5 books in French, and co author of several picture books. His stories, reviews and essays are published in many literary magazines in France, Belgium, India and in the USA. His literary review La Nef Des Fous has become a publishing house in 2005. He currently works at the French social security as a legal expert.

Eric hosts a weekly radio show, on which he interviews musicians and bands and plays a variety of International music. 

"I enjoy being a Skyline Editor.  It was my pleasure to help judge the Skyline Winter Poetry Contest.  All of the poetry was great.  Congratulations to our twelve winners!"


Phaedra Valentine

I enjoy helping out with Skyline.  I think it's a wonderful magazine, and it feels good to be involved with writers and artists.  I have always been interested in the arts, being a dancer on stage for 8 years, also with an interest in painting and sculpting.  I've recently received my Associates Degree and am currently a cosmetology/aesthetics student.  After finishing my training, I plan on working for a few years to gain experience, and then opening a full service salon/spa.  Helping to judge this poetry contest was challenging but so much fun.  I like reading poetry and found a lot of wonderfully written poems in the contest.  Judging was not easy. 


Victoria Valentine

Those of you who know Skyline Magazine and Hudson View Poetry Digest, know me...Victoria.  For our new members, I am a writer who has been published in the USA and Abroad.  I've published a book of short stories, At The Stroke Of Midnight: 24 Tales of Terror, and I've also written lyrics for the CD, Eyes Of Ash, performed by the NY alternative rock band, The Unintended.  I publish Skyline Magazine, A Hudson View, SpinningS...intense tales of life magazine, Haiku Haven, Poet Express and Roses-and-Rainbows.  I do this as a passion.  As a "day job" I work for a medical messaging company, providing customer service to doctors and hospitals, patients and insurance companies.  I love what I do, and fortunately, can do what I love!  Speaking of love...the photo above is of my clowning, youngest daughter, Phaedra, my rainbow in the sky.  Phae is my energetic co pilot, who helps me immensely with Skyline Magazine.

At this time, I would like to thank Vera Charline Wareham, our associate editor who keeps my head in place & is always here for me.  And thank you to Eric Tessier, our associate editor, who reads, contributes, and supports me every step of the way.  A HUGE thank you to our Judges, who had a difficult task and did a fine job.

The majority of our contest prize money has been contributed by two Skyline angels. I would be screaming their names out with a tremendous THANK YOU, however, they wish to remain anonymous.  Congratulations to our Winners! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE !!


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