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Song-Poem Contest

From the romantic to the sublime, the mundane to the tortured, song-poems remain a signpost on the horizon of one of America's most surreal subcultures.

Thank you to all who entered the first ever song-poem contest!

and the winner is...RUBBER MARTIAN SONG by Jeff Grimshaw!

See the Runners Up

Jeff Grimshaw

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"RUBBER MARTIAN SONG"


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Name: Jeff Grimshaw
Home: Milford, New Jersey

RUBBER MARTIAN SONG
by Jeff Grimshaw

in my fist her rubber martian
in my heart her rubber face
in my jar a quart of starshine
swanking up my rubber place

now she's dancing with her martian
now she's dancing with her dad
now she's dancing on the ceiling
where the cobwebs look so bad

rubber eyes on rubber stalks
filled with rubber-scented air
eyes that dance like Fred & Ginger
(Fred the martian - not Astaire)

dancing out my rubber door
& 'cross the grainy rubber sand
& crimson shadows swirl behind her
from my crimson ampersand

in my fist her rubber martian
in my heart her rubber face
dancing through the rubber valley
from my empty rubber place.


Runners Up

DON PARDO
by Andrew Majewski of Brighton, Massachusetts

(You Are The Answer To) THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE OF MY HEART
by Gary Russell of Melbourne, Florida

Honorable Mention

SNACK LUNCH
by Dan Huff of Washington DC

Renowned song-poem composer Art Kaufman wrote the original music and performs the winning selection.

And what do they win, Don Pardo?
Runners-up will each receive a copy of Jamie Meltzer's hit documentary OFF THE CHARTS and The American Song-Poem Anthology CD from Bar-None Records.



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