This is an annual competition which began way back in 1995 and continues with great success until today thanks to Deborah Ranchuk of White Mountain Publishing Company in New Liskeard.
First prize winner is Christine Schrum of Sudbury for her poem titled Rebirth..
Second prize winner is Louise Lane also of Sudbury for her poem titled Arrivals..
Third prize winner is Donald Bennett of Haileybury for his poem titled Highway 11 North..
Honourable Mention goes to Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard; Jane Sargent Nodwell of North Bay and our own Linda Duke of Elliot Lake for her poem titled, Mind Painting.
Judges Selections were poems written by: Yours truly, Audrey Austin; Linda-Bea Chambers; Paulette Dahl; Karen Dick; Linda Duke; Jerry Jordison; William Knoof; Louise Lane; Greg Laurenceson; M. Ann Margetson; Marc Mullo; Jane Sargent Nodwell; Mary Ruth Reed; Christine Schrum; Judy Selinger; Richard Smith; Isabella Wehner.
To read the wonderful poetry written by all the talented poets listed above check out the website of White Mountain Publishing, New Liskeard, where you will learn how to go about purchasing your copy of Arising From The Mist.
I was overjoyed to have three of my poems selected by the Judges for publication. They are titled Eleven, Eleven; To Be a Daniel; and In The Mirror.
We enjoyed our stay at the Quality Inn in Sudbury and were very pleased that our beautiful Ki proved to be an excellent traveller and a quiet hotel guest as well. What a good boy he is! :-)
I will post some photos below of the view from our Quality Inn window, The Bridge of Nations; of our dog, "Ki"; and of some of the participants in the Northern Ontario Poetry Competition Book Launch.