NOPC Volume 20 -2015
Twenty Years is the name for the collection of winning poetry from the twentieth Northern Ontario Poetry Competition sponsored by White Mountain Publications, now from Cobalt, ON
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 are carefully chosen from the entries received from across Northern Ontario Postal Code P.
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 978-1-927541-53-1 | WMPub#1099 | 5½" x 8½" | 48 pages; Chapbook | $8.95
Table of Contents
Prize Winning Selections
First Prize Winner
Melanie Baschiera of Hearst ON for the poem The Chakra Tree
Second Prize Winner
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard ON for the poem Indigestion
Third Prize Winner
Donald Bennett of Haileybury, ON for the poem Love and Loss at Timmy's Drive Thru
Melanie Baschiera of Hearst ON for the poem Ode To My iphone
Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake ON for the poem An Old Poet Rambles
Mary Frost of Shuniah ON for the poem Warrior Woman
Those poets and poems included in this year's anthology, in alphabetical order by poet's last name, are:
Melanie Baschiera of Hearst for the poems A Hairstylist's List,, Juliet's Aversion to Mushrooms, Unite, Slam!
David Brydges of Cobalt for the poems Spirit of the Lake, Fire-Watch-Worker.
Linda-Bea Chambers of Kenabeek for the poems Chained, The Walk.
Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie for the poems Thaw, Blind River, Toronto.
Linda Duke of Elliot Lake for the poems Her Loving Hands, Unfailing
Mary Frost of Shuniah for the poems Warrior Woman, One Fall Morning, Mismatch.
Heather Hunting of Cobalt for the poem Mind Wanderings
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for the poems Accepting An Idea.
Annelinde A Kelly of Sudbury for the poem On The Picket Line.
Frances Koning of Jellicoe for the poems Chariot Race, Die Schopfung.
Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake for the poems I Remember, A Very Long Story, One Night On Beausoleil Island.
Jane Sargent Nodwell of North Bay for the poem The Next Round.
Judy Selinger of Longlac for the poems Hockey in Iceland, Perseverance.
Wendy Truscott of Baysville for the poems On Being Married Fifty-One Years, A Thin Place Revealed.
Final standings were announced at the Launch. Pictures from the Launch Thanks to all who have supported the NOPC.