The Ontario Poetry Society
The Ultra Short Poem Competition Winners List - 2019
1st Prize: Incidental Kindness
by David Stones, Toronto, Ont.
2nd Prize: With Thanks to Carl Sandburg by Becky Alexander, Cambridge,
3rd Prize: Bloomsday by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, Ont.
4th Prize: 25 by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ont.
36 Judge's Choice Awards:
(in order of appearance in the anthology)
haiku - 1st line - 'neath
twilight's glimmer by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ont.
Anything But Secondary by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ont.
Aria by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ont.
14 by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ont.
Lighter Load by Kathy Robertson, Kitchener, Ont.
haiku - 1st line - sultry star-sparked dark by Fran Figge, Stoney Creek,
A Change of Perspective Following a Long Absence by Gerry Mooney, Nepean,
Youth by Walter Thomas Kofman, Toronto, Ont.
Closet Comeback by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ont.
Backyard Fireside by Gill Foss, Carp, Ont.
Untitled - 1st line - I planted myself by Lisa Watts, Cayuga, Ont.
Celebration by Sally Quon, Kelowna, B.C.
Dragonfly by Jan Wood, Big River, Sask.
Grey day by Terrance James, Courtenay, B.C.
Queen of Make-Believe by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ont.
Arrival by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ont.
Whatever You Say by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.
Untitled - 1st line - If you are just a stop-along by Sarah Murphy,
A Woody Allen Collage by Gail Norcross, New Westminster, B.C.
film by Sarah Demone, Hanover, Ont.
sacred technology by Rebecca Clifford, Caledonia, Ont.
Jacksonville beach by Jessie Lee Jennings, Windsor, Ont.
Butterflies by Gerry Mooney, Nepean, Ont.
Time's Caress by Katherine L. Gordon, Guelph, Ont.
The House by Paula Brine-Hogan, Toronto, Ont.
Cold Lungs by Lauren Dunlop, Ottawa, Ont.
De-Mentia by Lorenzo Cherubini, Stoney Creek, Ont.
Let My Soul Sift Through the Trees by Corey Elizabeth Jackson, Aurora,
Ross Bay Cemetery by SandRa Lee, Victoria, B.C.
Moon Night by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ont.
Late Autumn by Susan Ioannou, Toronto, Ont.
Silent People by Dorothy Stott, Gibsons, B.C.
My Open Mind by Sheila Bello, Toronto, Ont.
haiku - 1st line - silence, morning mist by Susan Ioannou, Toronto,
Snow-suitable by Patricia Smekal, Nanoose Bay, B.C.
Per Jeannie in Toscano by David Stones, Toronto, Ont.
Special thanks to our judge,
Wendy Visser who read each and every poem several times before selecting
the winning entries.