NOPC Volume 24 -2019
Reaching North is the name for the collection of winning poetry from the twenty-fourth (2019) 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 2019 winners was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday Sept 7, 2019, at Cobalt's Paul Penna Library, 30 Lang Street, Cobalt.
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 978-1-989615-12-6 | WMPub#1319 | 5½" x 8½"
56 pages; Chapbook | $8.95
Table of Contents
7 From the Judges
Prize Winning Selections
First Prize Winner
12 Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake Monkey Mind
Second Prize Winner
14 Melanie Baschiera of Hearst The Trail by the River
Third Prize Winner
16 Judy Selinger of Longlac Grandma's Doughnuts
17 Brian Beaudry of Haileybury Elation
19 Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard My Song
20 David C. Brydges of Cobalt Molly's Smile
22 Bob Bartlett of North Bay The Dollar Bill
23 Bob Bartlett of North Bay A Can of Peas
26 Melanie Baschiera of Hearst Opacarophile
27 Melanie Baschiera of Hearst In Style
28 Melanie Baschiera of Hearst Shakespeare is Irrelevant
30 Brian Beaudry of Haileybury Bathed in Moonbeams
31 Brian Beaudry of Haileybury Cradled
32 David C. Brydges of Cobalt Don Quixote Where Are You?
33 Linda-Bea Chambers of Cobalt Mice
34 Linda-Bea Chambers Brrrr
35 Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie The Sentinels
35 Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie Winter's Fog
35 Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie Touchdown
35 Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie Spring 2019
36 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake Homeless
37 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake Priceless
38 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake Ruined
39 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake Escape
40 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake His Calling
41 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake She Finally Told Me
42 Linda Duke of Elliot Lake Drinking Memories
43 Shirley Gilson of Cobalt That Day
44 Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard Contented
45 Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard Angels, Devas and Gnomes
46 Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake Ebb and Flow ~Some MS Observations
47 Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake A Pair of Gardening Shorts
48 Heather D. Mitchell of Thessalon Another Lifetime
49 Heather D. Mitchell of Thessalon Dollar Store Goblet
50 Judy Selinger of Longlac Apple Pie
52 Judy Selinger of Longlac The Tree
54 Judy Selinger of Longlac The Old Trunk
Many thanks to those who joined us at the Paul Penna Library for the Launch.
And congratulations to all who entered.
If you are one of our poets in this collection, or who have entered this competition, you can use this button for the Launch Special of 4 copies for $30, taxes and shipping included. (Regular $8.95 plus)
If you use this button and you are NOT one of the poets, your order will not be filled. (As the tax is added in, the total will total $30.)