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The Ontario Poetry Society Presents:
Love Lies Bleeding Contest 2022
Winners!

First Prize: "Survivor" by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario
Second Prize: "The Grave Boats Of Lampedusa" by David Stones, Stratford, Ontario
Third Prize: "If I Won a Gun" by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ontario
Fourth Prize: "A Small Thing" by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, Ontario

55 Honurable Mention awards
(Listed in alphabetical order by author's last name)

Man on the Morning Porch by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario
On the News, March 4, 2005 by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario
What Alan Schmegelsky Said to the TV Cameras by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ontario
What the Japanese Tour Guide Explains by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ontario
Little Girl in Delhi by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ontario
The Call by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, Ontario
Never Again by Ronnie R. Brown, Ottawa, Ontario
Red Blood Cells by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ontario
Jesus is Broken Again by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ontario
Emerging by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ontario
old man in transit by Neil Desborough, Thamesford, Ontario
Buchenwald by Louise Fairley, Edmonton, Alberta
Parsing Psalm 66 by Louise Fairley, Edmonton, Alberta
Bullet Proof by Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Seguin, Ontario
Who Needs a Title! by Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Seguin, Ontario
Words of Change by Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Seguin, Ontario
Refusing to Shrink by Keith Garebian, Mississauga, Ontario
She Rejects Hyphens by Keith Garebian, Mississauga, Ontario
Fag Self by Keith Garebian, Mississauga, Ontario
Turbulent Tales of Desert Dunes by Suparna Ghosh, Toronto, Ontario
My Home in the Wild by Suparna Ghosh, Toronto, Ontario
for Hodan Nalayeh by David Alec Knight, Chatham, Ontario
The Milk Man's Epiphany by John B. Lee, Port Dover, Ontario
The Intervention by John B. Lee, Port Dover, Ontario
the lost postcards of José Marti by John B. Lee, Port Dover, Ontario
A Painting Speaks by Roberta McGill, Orillia, Ontario
The Moment that changed Everything by Roberta McGill, Orillia, Ontario
Random Push? by Roberta McGill, Orillia, Ontario
It Doesn't Take Much by Monty Moniz, Brampton, Ontario
Politics and Religion by Monty Moniz, Brampton, Ontario
What I Want by Monty Moniz, Brampton, Ontario
Yuletide Refugee by John Morris, Ottawa, Ontario
Fractions by John Morris, Ottawa, Ontario
An E-Mail from Ying by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, Ontario
Westminster Chimes by Stephen K. Roney, Toronto, Ontario
The Night World by Stephen K. Roney, Toronto, Ontario
Fields of Mud and Gold by Stephen K. Roney, Toronto, Ontario
Who Gets to Keep the Dog? by Susan Elizabeth Radford, Perth Road, Ontario
Spelling Lesson by Mary Ruth Reed, Larder lake, Ontario
Tasty Memories by Mary Ruth Reed, Larder lake, Ontario
Just a Note by Mary Ruth Reed, Larder Lake, Ontario
Fentanyl by Mary Sander, Kitchener, Ontario
MOOTW by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario
Upon Waking up Woke by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario
True Confessions of a Careless Caregiver by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario
As If Blood Were All Words and All Thoughts by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
An Obsessive Meditation on Evil by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Exhibit A ( on students visiting the Anne Frank Exhibit ) by David Stones, Stratford, Ontario
On Losing Paradise by David Stones, Stratford, Ontario
Sea Stones by Dorothy Stott, Gibsons, B.C.
Other Places by Dorothy Stott, Gibsons, B.C.
Scales by JC Sulzenko, Ottawa, Ontario
Lost by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, Ontario
The Downside of Love by Wendy Visser, Cambridge, Ontario
Falling Short of Forgiveness by Jan Wood, Big River, Saskatchewan


Many thanks go to the judge, Tom Gannon Hamilton, for reading over every poem numerous times before making
his final choices for the prizes and the book.