Many Northern Voices
NOPC Volume 21 -2016
Many Northern Voices is the name for the collection of winning poetry from the twenty-first (2016) 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.
Launch for the 2016 winners was held at 2:00 pm on Sept 10, 2016 in the board room of Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce, 883356 Hwy 65 West, New Liskeard (beside the 'Cow' and the Museum).
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 978-1-927541-62-3 | WMPub#1100 | 5½" x 8½"
64 pages; Chapbook | $8.95
Table of Contents
Prize Winning Selections
First Prize Winner
Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake for the poem Broken Voice
Second Prize Winner
David C Brydges of Cobalt for the poem Master Musician of Music
Third Prize Winner
Marie-Eve Proulx of South Porcupine for the poem Bare
Marie-Eve Proulx of South Porcupine for the poem Clover Guts
David C. Brydges of Cobalt for the poem One Human Writes
Ann Hamblin of Hanmer for the poem The Word
Hans R. Devos of Sault Ste. Marie for the poem First Time Furthest East
Those poets and poems included in this year's anthology, in alphabetical order by poet's last name, are:
Bob Bartlett of North Bay for the poem My Old Guitar
David C. Brydges of Cobalt for the poem eat
Linda-Bea Chambers of Cobalt for the poems Ghosts, and Night Stars
Hans R. Devos of Sault Ste. Marie for the poems A Little Buzz and A Hike In Fall
Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie for the poems Across My Windshield, Hope, Along The Way and First Warm Day
Mary Frost of Shuniah for the poems Garden of Eden, Life Story, Crow Nuptials, and Walking In October
Heather Hunting of Coleman Township for the poem Distant and Remote
Vivian Hylands of Cobalt for the poem Mystery of the Blue Cobalt Sweater
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for the poem Aboriginals
William Knoof of Thorne for the poems They Danced With Death, Blue Collar, Current Events, Observations Near The Singing Ground, Tall Ship Sailing and Little Holland Herring
Frances Koning of Jellicoe for the poem Too Near The Sun
Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake for the poems To A Young Girl Of Perpetual Spring, and An Agreeable Union
Ann Margetson of Cobalt for the poems Waiting For Dawn, Nine Muses and Don't Forget The Tenth and Farewell Sycamore Tree
Marie-Eve Proulx of South Porcupine for the poems Springs, and Beach
Mary Ruth Reed of Larder Lake for the poems Home Despair, Daily Ritual, Seesaw, Neighbour and Flight Overhead
Judy Selinger of Longlac for the poems Closing Camp, The Knitting Club, The Window, The Forgotten, and The Waiting Room
Final standings were announced at the Launch, Sept 10, 2016. Thanks to all who have supported the NOPC.