Bards From The Bush
NOPC Volume 22 -2017
Bards From The Bush is the name for the collection of winning poetry from the twenty-second (2017) 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 74 entries received from across Northern Ontario Postal Code P.
The Launch for our 22nd annual Northern Ontario Poetry Competition took place Saturday, Sept 9th at 2:00 pm on the main floor of the Classic Theatre, 30 Silver Street, Cobalt. The winning poets were announced at that time.
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 978-1-927541-80-7 | WMPub#1317 | 5½" x 8½" | 48 pages; Chapbook | $8.95
Table of Contents
Prize Winning Selections
First Prize Winner
Marie-Eve Proulx of South Porcupine for the poem Angela
Second Prize Winner
Linda Duke of Elliot Lake for the poem Red Dress
Third Prize Winner
David C Brydges of Cobalt for the poem Ideals
Mary Frost of Thunder Bay for the poem Love Song
Judy Selinger of Longlac for the poem Jack
Marie-Eve Proulx of South Porcupine for the poem Release
Melanie Baschiera of Hearst for the poems Love Me Now, Dark Stories and Statement of Apology
Don Bennett of Haileybury for the poem Refuge
David C Brydges of Cobalt for the poem Ways To Kill Time
Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie for the poems Engage, Spring Storm and Flight
Linda Duke of Elliot Lake for the poems Dance of Demise and Lesson Unlearned
Mary Frost of Thunder Bay for the poem Surrounded By Trees
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for the poems In Poetry is the Answer and Why Happiness?
Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake for the poem Whispers and Old Book
Mike Oswin of Kirkland Lake for the poem Eyes Not Met
Marie-Eve Proulx of South Porcupine for the poems Ink, Oshawa, Revealed and Compass
Mary Ruth Reed of Larder Lake for the poems Forbidden and Tryst
Judy Selinger of Longlac for the poems My Faithful Friend, A Northern Spring, The Debt, The Empty Shell, Baseball in the North and Nature's Fury
Congratulations to all.