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Lalita Noronha Wins the ArLiJo Poetry Award

(Arlington, VA) October 23, 2011—Gival Press is pleased to announce that Ms. Lalita Noronha of Baltimore, Maryland has won the ArLiJo Award for her poem titled Bar Talk.

Lalita Noronha received a cash prize of $100.00, a certificate, and her poem will be posted on and the Gival Press website ( The ArLiJo Poetry Award was made possible by the collaboration between Gival Press and Arlington Arts Center.

Winner of the 2011 ArLiJo Poetry Award Bar Talk by Lalita Noronha of Baltimore, Maryland.

Biography:Lalita Noronha, born in India, is a scientist, writer, poet, and fiction editor for The Baltimore Review. She has been published in over seventy journals and anthologies, and she has won The Maryland Literary Arts Award twice and the National League of American Pen Women awards among others. She has been featured on WYPR, The Signal. The short story collection titled Where Monsoons Cry is her latest publication.

Finalists: Killer by Nature by Patricia Garfinkel of Arlington, Virginia.

My One-Tree Cherry Orchard by Elisavietta Ritchie of Washington, DC.

Travels with Roger’s Ashes by Bonnie J. Morris of Washington, DC.

The End and the Beginning by Joseph Baldi Acosta of Rockville, Maryland.

Judges: Clifford Bernier and John Gosslee who read the entries anonymously, served as the final judges.


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