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
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.