Sunset is the name for the collection of winning poetry from the fourteenth 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. (See map)
Winners were carefully chosen from the 104 entries received from across Northern Ontario Postal Code P.
Launch was at 2:00pm on Saturday Sept 12, 2009 in the Ferguson Room, side door Johanne's Photography, 479 Ferguson Avenue, Haileybury, ON. It was a small crowd, including our first prize winner June Salmon from Port Sydney, William (Bill) Knoof from Thorne, Fay Becks from Mindemoya, Kurtis Gauthier from Earlton, Emma Laughlin from Cobalt and Ruth Smith from North Bay.
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 1-896331-93-9 ISBN-13: 9781896331935 | WMPub# 1093 | 5½" x 8½" | 64 page chapbook | $7.95 CDN
Table of Contents
Prize Winning Selections
First Prize Winner
June Salmon Port Sydney, ON for the poem Response
Second Prize Winner
William Knoof of Thorne, ON for the poem The Artist
Third Prize Winner
Linda-Bea Chambers of Kenabeek, ON for the poem i was there
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Young Ravens Lesson
C. Lightbody of Port Sydney, ON for the poem Of Midas
June Salmon of Port Sydney, ON for the poem Wings to Fly
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Where Did the Love Go?
Brian Beaudry of Haileybury, ON for the poems Derelict and Focus
O Fay Becks of Mindemoya, ON for the poems Web Sight on Windows, Time Frames, Captured on a Snowy Canvas, Letting Go, Piecing Memories, and When God Gets Gussied Up
Linda-Bea Chambers of Kenabeek, ON for the poem Daffodils
Joyce Clift of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Silent Thunder
Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie, ON for the poems Chickadees, Snow Day, Good Night, and Love
Linda Duke of Elliot Lake, ON for the poems His Story, Possession, and New Growth
Kurtis Gauthier of Earlton, ON for the poems Unrequited Love and Roadside Bloom
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard, ON for the poems Blind Faith, Three Ducks, Sweat Lodge and Searching For A Poem
Sandy Knight of Sault Ste. Marie, ON for the poems The Swimmer and Algoma Encounter
Emma Laughlin of Cobalt, ON for the poem Verses
C. Lightbody of Port Sydney, ON for the poem The Kapikotongwa
June Salmon of Port Sydney, ON for the poem Loving
Guy Smith of Sault Ste. Marie, ON for the poems Look what night has left and Roadside Reflections
Richard Smith of North Bay, ON for the poems Conflicted, After Being told for the Third Time in One Afternoon That I Don't Listen, Little Days and Eighteen
Ruth Smith of North Bay, ON for the poem Little Red Fools
Thanks to all attend the Launch on September 12th, 2009 at the Ferguson Room, Haileybury, ON.
First Prize winner June Salmon and contest co-ordinator Deborah Ranchuk
First Prize Winner June Salmon of Port Sydney
Second prize winner William Knoof of Thorne
Poet Emma Laughlin of Cobalt