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Winners List

First Prize:
The Irony of Dust by Katherine L. Gordon, Rockwood, Ontario

Second Prize:
Nest by Keith Inman, Thorold, Ontario

Third Prize:
You Can Take It With You by Sharon V. Urdahl, Comox, B.C.

20 Judge's Choice Awards:
(Listed in alphabetical order of author's last name)

Chronic Cough by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ontario
Wringer Washer Warranty by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ontario
Personal Complexities by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ontario
Conclusive Evidence of Sloth by Jessie Lee Jennings, Windsor, Ontario
The Artistry of Laundry by Anne Duke Judd, Port Elgin, Ontario
Thelma by Laurie Lynn Muirhead, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan
Makeover by Violet Nesdoly, Langley, B.C.
The Custodian by Violet Nesdoly, Langley, B.C.
Among the Magnolia Trees by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
Chestnut Curls by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
Clouded Panes by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
Doing the Dishes by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
Morning Ritual by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
Rainforest Shower by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
Shining Silver Star by Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood, Ontario
bathrooms are female by Laurie Smith, Windsor, Ontario
grooming poodles by Laurie Smith, Windsor, Ontario
Working the Land by Charles Taylor, Toronto, Ontario
Gilded Domestic Cage by Alia Wall, Smithville, Ontario
Healing Hands by Sharon V. Urdahl, Comox, B.C.

Many thanks to our judge, April Bulmer,
who spent hours reading and re-reading all 160 poems before selecting the winning poems.