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Expressions-Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest Winners 2009
Expressions, The Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry 2009 Contest Winners

Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest
Volume Two 2009

We were pleased to continue to assist this writing competition in 2009. The Spring Pulse Poetry Festival has plans for 2010, and the contest will continue.

Our thanks go to all the entrants The 152 entries in this year's competition came literally from all parts of Canada. This is an increase in entries over the year before.

We have some familiar names and even more new poets. In this second collection for the competition, It isan expression of poetryacross the land that we honour during the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival and later in April — National Poetry Month.

Thanks always to the Canadian Authors Association for their support and encouragement through the years, and the Niagara Branch in particular for the experience that has made this contest and collection possible here.

Expressions was launched during the second annual Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, March 27-28, 2009.

ISBN: 1-894747-47-X | WMPub# 7902 | 5½" x 8½" | 52 page chapbook | $6.95 CDN

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Prize Winners

First Prize ($300) to Cheryl Jacklin-Piraino of Stratford, ON for the poem The Song of Lillooet

Second Prize ($200) to Diego Bastianutti of Burnaby, BC for the poem Enigma

Third Prize ($100) to Shelley Haggard of Mission, BC for the poem Soliloquy


Six Honorable Mentions ($50) to

Jill Stanley of Victoria, BC for the poem Timekeeper

William Knoof of Thorne, ON for the poem Brulôt

Joyce Caines of Yellowknife, NT for the poem Forty Below

Diego Bastianutti of Burnaby, BC for the poem A Burning Question

Mike Camp of New Liskeard, ON for the poem My Silent Friend

Marvyn Morrison of Temagami, ON for the poem In Praise of Oatmeal


And selected for inclusion in the Anthology: (alphabetical order by authors last name)

Donna Allard of Moncton, NB for the poem NYE Resolution

Meg Baird of Halifax, NS for the poem Mother Earth

Diego Bastianutti of Burnaby, BC for the poems Wreck Beach, and Just For A While

Patricia Bowes of London, ON for the poem The Rubic Cube of Reading

Joyce Caines of Yellowknife, NT for the poem Stories The Rocks Tell

Mike Camp of New Liskeard, ON for the poem I Bid You Goodbye Most Reluctantly

Linda-Bea Chambers of Kenabeek, ON for the poem Satin Sheets

John Corvese of Burlington, ON for the poem Morning at the Lake

Alvin Ens of Abbotsford, BC for the poems The Quarrel, and Add, Adder, Addled

Gill Foss of Carp, ON for the poems Writing Between the Lines and Sestina: Reflections on Sex

Eleanor Gang of Shebrooke, QC for the poem Dirt

John Goodwin of London, ON for the poems Marx Was Right and Yardwork

John Gore of Haileybury, ON for the poem On Dr. Drummond

Shelley Haggard of Mission, BC for the poem The ESP Of Our Love

Vivian Hylands of Cobalt, ON for the poem Celebrations in the Cobalt Mining Camp

Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Convergence

William Knoof of Thorne, ON for the poems Lame Duck Bay, Rueful, White Noise

Bianca Lakoseljac of Toronto, Onfor the poem I Am of Limestone

T .L. Larose of Sudbury, ON for the poem Longing For Fog

Bernice Lever of Bowen Island, BC for the poems Snow Day and Best Day

William Loukides of Toronto, ON for the poem Once In Emerald Treetops

Marvyn Morrison of Temagami, ON for the poems Breaking Camp, Into The Mystic, Say Nothing and There Are Humans So Real They Had To Be Wolves

Patricia Naryniski of Selkirk, MB for the poem Labyrinth

Irene Patriquin of Haileybury, ON for the poem Since Fadder Join the Horse Club

Tyna Silver of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Willow's Launch

Earl Silver of Desoronto, ON for the poem Burning a Chopping

Jill Stanley of Victoria, BC for the poem Wanderlust

Dorothy Stott of Gibsons, BC for the poems The Golden Cloak, Sea Stones

Rick Stow of New Liskeard, ON for the poem lockstep with lincoln

Copies of the book, Expressions, where these poems have been published is available from White Mountain Publications online. All poets included in the book have a copy of it coming in the mail right after the Festival.