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First Prize                 Intimate by Katherine Edgecombe, Hanover, Ontario
Charity of choice:        Rural Women’s Shelter Program, Mount Forest Ontario

18 Honourable Mention Awards (listed in alphabetical order of last name)

Woven
 
by Laurel Archer, Langley, B.C
Inside the House
 
by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ont.
Speaking Blood
 
by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ont.
Night Watch
 
by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ont.
What If
 
by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ont.
Intimate Breakfast
 
by Gaiyle J. Connolly, Ancaster, Ont.
Summer’s Orchestra
 
by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.
Taped Together
 
by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.
Braided Visions
 
by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.
Sudden Thunder
 
by Keith Inman, Thorold, Ont.
Packing for Belchite
 
by Keith Inman, Thorold, Ont.
This Was Supposed to be a Love Poem
 
by Montana Leigh Jackson, Winnipeg, MB.
Pulsing
 
by Renée Sgroi, Whitby Ont
You and I Pretty as the Morning
 
by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.
Dinner Guest
 
by Cecilia Tolley, Toronto, Ont.
Pieces of Me
 
by Cecilia Tolley, Toronto, Ont.
Once in Waist High Grasses
 
by Wendy Visser, Cambridge, Ont.
She’s Comfortable
 
by Jan Wood, Big River, Saskatchewan

Special thanks to our judge, Gail Peck, who read and re-read over 320 poems to select the winning entries.