Verses Dancing is the collection of winning poetry from the third (1998) Northern Ontario Poetry Competition co-sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association - Temiskaming Branch and White Mountain Publications, New Liskeard.
In keeping with the Canadian Authors Association motto of "Writers Helping Writers", this annual competition encourages and assists the development of new and existing poetic talents in the Northern Ontario region as defined by Canada Post's postal code beginning with the letter P.
The launch of the third Northern Ontario Poetry CollectionVerses Dancing was held Saturday October 24th, 1998 at the Valley Room of the Golden Griddle, Highway 11, New Liskeard where the poets gathered to hear the announcement of the prize winners and read their poems. Special guest speaker Canadian Authors Association's National President Gill Foss discussed the importance of national writing groups, and warmly invited all to consider membership in the CAA.
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 1-896331-48-3 | WMPub# 1082 | 60 pages, chapbook | $5.95 CDN
Table of Contents
First Prize Winner:
Beulah Mooney of North Bay for Tai Chi On Ice
Second Prize Winner:
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for This Moment
Third Prize Winner:
Roger Joseph Drouin of Connaught for A Poet
First Honourable Mention:
Margaret E Chester of Elk Lake for Portrait of a Procreative Paragon
Second Honourable Mention:
Ruth Ward of North Bay for Prescience.
Margaret E Chester of Elk Lake for Love's Immutable Immersion, Metaphor and Wildcat Extinction
Roger Joseph Drouin of Connaught for Days of Yesterday, The Seagull, Create!, and Words
David B Duchesne of Kapuskasing for The 60 cent Place
Ruthanne Fecteau of Hilton Beach for A Mother's Cry, The Lumberjack, Children, and Aging
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for Armchair Hippie, and 3R's
Beulah Mooney of North Bay for Vision in Clay, Her New Jar, and Journey
Richard Smith of Haileybury for Cricket Song, Seasons Past, Highway 567, A Winter's Kiss, Drifting, February, Act III - Fade to Darkness, Gentle Wind, and The King's Laurel
Rutheen Taylor of Haileybury for Lost and Found, Sabbath Moments, and To People Who Have Stiff Knees
Ruth Ward of North Bay for Thoughts on Remembrance Day, Spirit of Diana, Reminders, and Barberry