Northern Ontario Poetry Competition

Posted March 27, 2020, updated May 24, 2023

Northern Ontario Poetry Competition Curtain Call: Our 25th and final annual poetry competition was cancelled. due to the pandemic.

Twenty-four years was enough. The gala envisioned was predicated on people being able to travel, and even then was by no means a certainty. The store takes more time as it becomes more popular; the publishing takes time as well. And I'm not getting younger.

Over the last 24 years we've published 943 poems from 151 different poets in the Northern Ontario communities of Alban, Baysville, Blind River, Charlton, Cobalt, Coleman Township, Connaught, Corbeil, Dryden, Earlton, Elk Lake, Elliot Lake, Englehart, Haileybury, Hanmer, Hearst, Hilton Beach, Huntsville, Iron Bridge, Jellicoe, Kapuskasing, Kenabeek, Kirkland Lake, Larder Lake, Little Current, Longlac, M'Chgeeng, Manitouwadge, Matheson, Mindemoya, Moose Factory, New Liskeard, North Bay, Parry Sound, Porquis Junction, Port Sydney, Powassan, Sault Ste. Marie, Sheguiandah, Shuniah, Sioux Lookout, Smoothrock Falls, South Porcupine, Spring Bay, St. Joseph Island, Sudbury, Swastika, Temagami, Terrace Bay, Thessalon, Thorne, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Warren, Webequie, Whitefish, and Worthington. Some of those poets have passed from this life, others have enlarged on their initial successes to publish their own books, and other writing. We like to think we've helped, or at least inspired some thinking and writing.

Thank you all for your support through the years.

The 1996 (#1) Collection entitled Signatures Amid the Green [also as ebook]

1997 (#2) Collection entitled Polestar Visions

1998 (#3) Collection entitled Verses Dancing

1999 (#4) Collection entitled Sketches in Script,

2000 (#5) Collection entitled Horizons North

2001 (#6) Collection entitled Northern Hues

2002 (#7) Collection entitled Northern Ink

2003 (#8) Collection entitled Whispering Words

2004 (#9) Collection entitled Exclamations in Ink

2005 (#10) Collection entitled Ten Pines

2006 (#11) Collection entitled Sylvan Jottings

2007 (#12) Collection entitled Standing Strong

2008 (#13) Collection entitled Moments in Time

2009 (#14) Collection entitled Sunset

2010 (#15) Collection entitled Cloudy Skies, Clear Thoughts

2011 (#16) Collection entitled Scripted Inspiration

2012 (#17) Collection entitled Arising From The Mist

2013 (#18) Collection entitled Spirits in Stone

2014 (#19) Collection entitled Northern Ontario Speaks

2015 (#20) Collection entitled Twenty Years

2016 (#21) Collection entitled Many Northern Voices

2017 (#22) Collection entitled Bards From The Bush

2018 (#23) Collection entitled From The Land of the Moose

2019 (#24) Collection entitled Reaching North

These books are each available from us here online at White Mountain Publications, and at our new store at 8 Prospect Avenue, Cobalt, ON.

Thank you for all your interest in the Competition, and best wishes for your success.