The World Around Us Poetry
First Prize: De/Natured by Rhoda Hassmann, Hamilton, ON
Second Prize: Garden of Sudoku
by David Stones, Toronto, ON
Third Prize: Fern Finding
by Wendy Jean MacLean, Brockville, ON
Judge's Choice: besotted
by Gaiyle J. Connolly, Hamilton, ON
Judge's Choice: Highway Eleven by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, ON
18 Honourable Mention awards
(in order of appearance in the book)
Taking Spiders Out by Bernice
Lever, Bowen Island, B.C.
Watercold by Rhoda Hassmann, Hamilton, ON
Not Long Now by Pamela Jones, Toronto, ON
Chipmunk by Mary Frost, Sarnia, ON
Hummingbirds by Jan Wood, Big river, SK
Scene Seen by Ian Cognit?, Ladysmith, B.C.
Delta by Mary Frost, Sarnia, ON
In the Glade Tonight by Max Vandersteen, Edmonton, AB
Trilliums by Kathy Robertson, Kitchener, ON
Swamped by Gerry Mooney, Nepean, ON
A Thousand to One by Ian Cognit?, Ladysmith, B.C.
the old swimming hole by Jan Wood, Big River, SK
This Frozen Moment by Gerry Mooney, Nepean, ON
The Heron by Mary Frost, Sarnia, ON
Heatwave by Gerry Mooney, Nepean, ON
The World Won't End by Elizabeth McCallister, Brantford, ON
Luna by Patricia Smekal, Nanoose Bay, B.C.
Dendrites by Ian Cognit?, Ladysmith, B.C.
Special thanks to our judge,
Becky Alexander who said there were so many great poems
to choose from, and found it very challenging to select the top 23 for