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The Ontario Poetry Society Presents:
The Spring Peepers Poetry Competition 2021
Winners!

First Prize: "Frog Love" by Susan Ioannou, Toronto, Ontario
Second Prize: "I think I found home" by Gael Gilbert, Waterloo, Ontario
Third Prize: "It's Been Ages Since Spring" by John B. Lee, Port Dover, Ontario

17 Honurable Mention awards
(winners in no particular order)

"Nest" by Michael Stacey, Hamilton, Ontario
"Written by the Wind" by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, Ontario
"Capture the Whispers" by Meg Freer, Kingston, Ontario
"life burst" by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ontario
"Courtship" by Mia Anderson, Portneuf, Quebec
"Prairie Spring Train" by David C. Brydges, Cobalt, Ontario
"Avian Choristers, We Tremolo" by Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Seguin, Ontario
"April Meditations" by Peter Loveland, Komoka, Ontario
"Black Bear: Spring Feeding" by Dan MacIsaac, Victoria, B.C.
"Twayblade Love Story" by Vanessa Shields, Windsor, Ontario
"Anticipate Spring…" by R. Patrick James, Windsor, Ontario
"A Child's Spring in Ireland" by Roberta McGill, Orillia, Ontario
"The Greening" by Susan Elizabeth Radford, Sydenham, Ontario
"Time After Time" by Phil St. Pierre, Windsor, Ontario
"Heliotropism (Four sunrises in Spring)" by Alexandra Sweny, Aurora, Ontario
"A Welcome Voice" by Ed Woods, Dundas, Ontario
"First Love" by Wayne Scott Ray, London, Ontario


Special thanks to our contest judge, Ronda Wicks Eller for carefully reading
each of the 281 poems before making her final choices of the winning entries.