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The Ontario Poetry Society presents
The World Around Us, 2020 Chapbook Anthology Contest Winners List


First Prize: Loons by Louise Fairley, Edmonton, AB

Second Prize: Appreciation for the Arts by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, ON

Third Prize: Safe for Salamanders by Wendy Jean MacLean, Brockville, ON

Judge's Choice: "... the living things of the world are never far from water" by John B. Lee, Port Dover, ON
Judge's Choice: Monterrico Beach by Louise Fairley, Edmonton, AB

18 Honourable Mention awards

Pond, this Spring Morning by Becky Alexander, Cambridge, ON
Rain Stores Memories by Meg Freer, Kingston, ON
An Evening Walk Along Old Lakeshore Road by Mary Frost, Sarnia, ON
Altered State by Joyce Goodwin, North Vancouver, B.C.
Lizardry by Susan Ioannou, Toronto, ON
Goldfinches by Susan Ioannou, Toronto, ON
Homecoming by Terrance James, Courtenay, B.C.
what doesn't change by Marianne Jones, Thunder Bay, ON
Highland Glen Conservation Area by Norma West Linder, Sarnia, ON
These Ditches by Wendy Jean MacLean, Brockville, ON
Staring at the St. Clair River on a Sunday Afternoon by Rhonda Melanson, Sarnia, ON
Water You Saying? By Marianne RocaforMendioro, Toronto, ON
The Great Green Wall by Diane Attwell Palfrey, Cambridge, ON
North sea by Michael Stacey, Hamilton, ON
Lake Superior summer by Michael Stacey, Hamilton, ON
Furies Unleashed by Lynn Tait, Sarnia, ON
Diving the White Lady by Max Vandersteen, Edmonton, AB
In the Wings by Wendy Visser, Cambridge, ON

Special thanks to our judge, Allan Briesmaster Briesmaster for reading each and every poem more than once before making his final choices.