Local poet Joan M. Howard is a winner in the 2016 Great River Shakespeare Festival/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest in the category "Laureates' Choice." The poem is called "The Chosen Range." You can view it here:
Joan M. Howard lives near the beautiful waters of Lake Chatuge in Georgia. The serenity of her surroundings inspires much of her poetry. Her interests include kayaking, birding and boating.