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The Ontario Poetry Society Presents:
The Ghastly Gruesome Poetry Contest 2022 Winners List

Winners!

First Prize: Bhoot by April Bulmer, Cambridge, ON
Second Prize: The Day After His Third Girlfriend Defaced Him by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, ON
Third Prize: My Deterrent by Ian Cognitō, Ladysmith, BC

24 Honourable Mention Awards (in alphabetical order by poet's last name):

The Horseman by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, ON
Her Analyst Told Her by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, ON
Another Mass School Shooting by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, ON
Empty by April Bulmer, Cambridge, ON
Ode to an Ogre by Ian Cognitō, Ladysmith, BC
Limiting Life by Katherine L Gordon, Guelph, ON
The Hotter Than Hot House Party by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, ON
The Doll by Paula Brine-Hogan, Toronto, ON
One by Keith Inman, Thorold, ON
Walk the Crowd by Keith Inman, Thorold, ON
5 July 2013: Four Copts killed outside Luxor, in Dab'iya Village, Egypt by Maureen Korp, Ottawa, ON
Marsyas by Maureen Korp, Ottawa, ON
Tasting Horror by Norma West Linder, Sarnia, ON
Japan Not Golden Country for Illegal Immigrants by Norma West Linder, Sarnia, ON
On the Origin of Fairies by Stephen Kent Roney, Toronto, ON
The Conspiracy Claims another Victim by Stephen Kent Roney, Toronto, ON
Memento Mori by Stephen Kent Roney, Toronto, ON
The Tactical Unit's Sharpshooter Misses His First Shot but Not His Second by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, PEI
She Is About to Push Him into Silence by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, PEI
In This Room of Interrogation and Reasons for Hiding by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, PEI
The Assassin's Morning by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, PEI
The Demon by Kelly Xu, Ottawa, ON
In the Dark Time by Anna Yin, Mississauga, ON
The Legend of Rebecca Lutes by Philip Youden, Moncton, NB


Special thanks to our Judge, John B. Lee, who carefully selected all the winning entries.