Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
Kim Barney
I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit

Kim Barney Biography

On 27 February 2020, Poem Hunter chose my poem: Two Chipmunks as member poem of the day. This is the seventh poem of mine that they have selected for this honor. Thank you, Poem Hunter.

My name is Kim Barney, and I am father of four, grandfather of eighteen, and great-grandfather of six. I have five great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.

I like to play chess, checkers and other games of logic. I used to write logic problems and sell them to Dell Publishing Company, but I haven't done that now for decades. Maybe I should start doing that again.

MY POEMS THAT HAVE WON RECOGNITION OR PRIZES:

Poem Hunter Member Poems of the Day:

Poetry Heaven
24 March 2015

Silent Sentinel
31 May 2016

A Man Called Marion
17 August 2016

Butterfly of Death
25 March 2017

Great Way to Die
21 October 2017

Baseball in Heaven
April 2019
[Not sure of the exact date. It was posted 02 April, but about two days later I decided that it was good enough that I should have saved it for a contest, so I deactivated it. About a week later, it was chosen as Member Poem of the Day WHILE IT WAS STILL DEACTIVATED, AND NOBODY COULD READ IT! ]

Two Chipmunks
27 February 2020

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OTHER AWARDS AND PRIZES:
2016

The Bird Feeder
Second Place, Utah State Poetry Society Spring Contest
Category 35: Introduction Category

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2017

Utah State Poetry Society Spring Contest

The English Sonnet
Second Place
Category 14: LeRoy Meagher Sonnet

Those Letters
Second Honorable Mention
Category 16: Vesta Crawford Short Poem

Went to the ocean
Third Honorable Mention
Category 31: Haiku

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2017 continued

NFSPS National Federation of State Poetry Societies Contests

Billy Collins
Third Honorable Mention
Contest 49: The Jessica C. Saunders Memorial Award

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2018

Utah State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Imagination
Special Recognition
Category 18: Hungry Poets

A Marvelous Hunting Dog
Third Honorable Mention
Category 19: Pat Bader and Pat Kimber Memorial

Cousin Dan
Third Place
Category 27: Lloyd Murray Light Verse

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2018 continued

NFSPS National Federation of State Poetry Societies Contests

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind
Third Place
Contest 33: Minute Award
This poem is published on page 119 of the book Encore: Prize Poems 2018
The neat thing is that my sister's poem took second place in this same contest, and her poem is on the facing page, page 118!

Sleeptalking
Second Place
Contest 37: Humorous Poetry Award
This poem is published on page 130 of Encore: Prize Poems 2018.

Armchair Adventures
Third Place
Contest 48: Miriam S. Strauss Memorial Award
This poem is published on page 164 of Encore: Prize Poems 2018, but it is credited to a lady from Florida. She didn't write it; I did! The judge accidentally put the wrong poet number on the poem. When the lady got her check and certificate, she notified NFSPS that she didn't write that poem. Eventually I got my check and certificate, but the book publisher was never notified of the change.

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2019

UTSPS Utah State Poetry Society
Spring Contest

Healthiest Town Ever Found
First Place
Category 4: Betty Fowler Memorial
38 entries

Mother's Dream
First Honorable Mention
Category 5: Webb-Kohler Memorial
48 entries

Taken Too Soon
First Place
Category 6: Word Weavers Award
53 entries

My Amazing Grandpa
Special Recognition
Category 15: Mary Ann Wiseman Memorial
46 entries

Old Mac
Third Honorable Mention
Category 16: Wood Memorial
28 entries

Sail On
Third Honorable Mention
Category 18: Von J. Barney Memorial
32 Entries

Dying for a Cookie
First Place
Category 24: Leroy Meagher Humor
45 entries

Give Me an Hour's Notice
Third Honorable Mention
Category 30: Love Poem
43 entries

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2019 Continued

NFSPS Contests

Mischievous Toys
Seventh Honorable Mention
Contest 9: The Children's Hour Award
118 entries

Wishful Fishing
Third Place
Contest 33: Minute Award
75 entries
This poem is published on page 107 of the book Encore: Prize Poems 2019.

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2019 continued

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Baseball in Heaven
First Place
Category 8: Humor
Published on page 126 of their book, Sandcutters 2019

Dying for a Cookie
Second Place
Category 8: Humor
Published, page 127, Sandcutters 2019

Terrified Taxi Driver
Third Place
Category 8: Humor
Published, page 128, Sandcutters 2019

Absolution
2nd Honorable Mention
Category 8: Humor

The Arizona State Poetry Society did not reveal how many poems were entered in each category.

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2020

Utah State Poetry Society 2020 Spring Contest

Marvelous Hunting Dog
First Honorable Mention
Category 3: Ann C. Larson Memorial
51 Entries

My Mother's Sacrifice
Second Place
Category 5: Verna Hartsoe Chiong Memorial
33 entries

Dr. Sharp
Third Place
Category 10: Honoring Dr. Sheldon B. Johnson
12 entries

he no longer snores
Second Honorable Mention
Category 12: Tanka
28 entries

I Love Those Country Crooners
First Honorable Mention
Category 23: Alice M. Whipple Memorial
28 entries

I've Been Around a While
Special Recognition
Category 29: Lloyd Murray Light Verse
22 entries

Shall I Compare Thee to a Bale of Hay?
Third Place
Category 30: Leroy Meagher Sonnet
23 entries

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2020 Continued

National Federation of State Poetry Societies
2020 Contests

The Conversion
Fourth Honorable Mention
Contest # 3

Never-Changing Hills
Second Place
Contest # 9
This poem is published in their book Encore: Prize Poems 2020, on page 32.

My Amazing Grandpa
Seventh Honorable Mention
Contest # 33

Enchanted Princess
Seventh Honorable Mention
Contest # 37

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2020 Continued

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

went to the ocean
First Place
Category 85: Squirrel in a Cactus Garden Prize

Note that this same poem only took third honorable mention in the Utah State Poetry Society contest back in 2017, and now it has taken first place in the Poetry Society of Texas contest. Finally, a judge who appreciates my sense of humor!

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2020 Continued

Illinois State Poetry Society Contest

Deaf and Blind
Second Place
Category # 7, Morris Award
[71 entries]

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2021

Utah Poetry Society Spring Contest

Category # 9: Celebrating a Small Town Childhood [26 entries]
It Really Happened
First Honorable Mention

Category # 24: Dixie Poets Award [15 entries]
Old Baldy and Me
Second Place

Category # 25: Rhyme & Reason Award [32 entries]
I Love Those Country Crooners
Second Honorable Mention

Category # 26: Martha Morrise Memorial [18 entries]
Shopping Tips from an Old Pro
First Honorable Mention

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2021 Continued

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contests

Contest # 36: Mississippi State Poetry Society Award
Shall I Compare Thee to a Bale of Hay?
First Honorable Mention
88 entries

Contest # 48: Maine Poets Society Award
Pirate Jean LaFitte
First Honorable Mention
125 entries

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2021 Continued

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Category 2: Cowboys
Sittin' 'Round the Campfire
Third Place

Category 5: Humor
Old Mac
Second Place

Category 5: Humor
The Streaker
Third Place

(These three poems will be published in the anthology Sandcutters 2021. They will be posted on Poem Hunter AFTER the book comes out. They cannot be posted sooner, because Arizona State Poetry Society has first publication rights.)

(updated 02 October 2021)

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