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First Prize:
A Canadian Memoir by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario

Second Prize:
Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ontario

Third Prize:
Conversing With the Trees by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ontario

2 Honourable Mention Awards:
Calvary by Deb O'Rourke, Toronto, Ontario
Pinioned by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ontario

5 Judge's Choice Awards
A Million Shoes in the Piazza, Addis Ababa by Wendy Jean MacLean, Brockville, Ontario
Toothless Hag by Laurie Smith, Windsor, Ontario
Watching the Super Bowl at Rowdy Boys Inn by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ontario
Zilpah - Handmaiden to Leah by Wendy Visser, Cambridge, Ontario
Moccasin Sundown by Wendy Visser, Cambridge, Ontario

Runners Up
Anna by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario
The Dance… for SJ by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, Ontario
Turquoise Blue and Lovely by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, Ontario
The Fisherman by John Corvese, Burlington, Ontario
In the Wake by Judith George, Aurora, Ontario
Saskatchewan Trees by Alvin Ens, Abbotsford, B.C.
Vote by Alvin Ens, Abbotsford, B.C.
Equinox by Fran Figge, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Headline by Kate Marshall Flaherty, Toronto, Ontario
Cat off the Balcony by Kate Marshall Flaherty, Toronto, Ontario
A Man to Behold by Helen Gamble, Perth, Ontario
Homeless by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ontario
White as a Cure by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ontario
The Inheritance of the Poor by SC James, Oshawa, Ontario
Caught in the Force of Circumstance by SC James, Oshawa, Ontario
House League, Small Town Ontario by Jean Kallmeyer, Toronto, Ontario
Post-Scan Encounter by Jean Kallmeyer, Toronto, Ontario
Found Poem by- Jean Kallmeyer, Toronto, Ontario
Screen Doors by Jean Kallmeyer, Toronto, Ontario
Widow by Tom Kelleher, Toronto, Ontario

Working Boots by Susan Ksiezopolski, Mississauga, Ontario
The Orange Revenge by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ontario
The Photographer's Cabin by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ontario
Just a Faster Walk with Thee by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ontario
Mary Vincer's Farm by Norma West Linder, Sarnia, Ontario
When the Moon Asked Me by Wendy Jean MacLean, Brockville, Ontario
My Father Watches the Old Fox by Wendy Jean MacLean, Brockville, Ontario
the summer of too much water by Catherine McLaughlin, Grande Prairie, Alberta
No Return by Gail M. Murray, Toronto, Ontario
Shakespeare in the Park by Gail M. Murray, Toronto, Ontario
Village Music by Deb O'Rourke, Toronto, Ontario
The Modigliani Beggar by Deb O'Rourke, Toronto, Ontario
Moloch by Deb O'Rourke, Toronto, Ontario
Blind Simming by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ontario
If Only We Were Sheep by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ontario
Quiverfull by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ontario
Courage by Phil St. Pierre, Windsor, Ontario
Stay Awhile by Phil St. Pierre, Windsor, Ontario
The Reality of Monday Mornings by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario
an elderly man by Laurie Smith, Windsor, Ontario
eagle, unfinished by Laurie Smith, Windsor, Ontario
All the Arguments of Your Being by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
The Old Coin Not Tossed High Enough by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Trying to Come to Terms… by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Poems of Rupert Darby Sr, by Dain Supero, Hamilton, Ontario
Telegram Number Four by Dain Supero, Hamilton, Ontario
On Finding Photographs of an Anonymous Woman by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ontario
Birth Signs by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ontario
Seasonal Misplacement of the Zodiac by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ontario
Greg, the Condominium Security Guard by Cecilia Tolley, Toronto, Ontario
Widow by Cecilia Tolley, Toronto, Ontario
Barstool Rhapsody by Wendy Visser, Cambridge, Ontario
East Coast Ceilidh by Jan Wood, Big River, Saskatchewan
Frank Schlitz by Jan Wood, Big River, Saskatchewan
Grand Près Museum by Jan Wood, Big River, Saskatchewan
Country Song by Ed Woods, Dundas, Ontario