The Ontario Poetry Society Presents:
The Pandemic Poetry Anthology Contest
First Prize: "Appaloosa" by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ontario
15 Honurable Mention awards
(in order of appearance in the book)
"de Angelis: Online Church in a Time of Contagion" by Louise Fairley, Edmonton, AB
"Wounds deeper than the healing" by Keith Garebian, Mississauga, Ontario
"Samuel Pepys and The Bee Gees" by David Stones, Stratford, Ontario
"Silent Playground" by Louise Fairley, Edmonton, AB
"Metaphorical" by Keith Garebian, Mississauga, Ontario
"The Tree of Thought" by Laurel Karry, Carlisle, Ontario
"Winter Idyll, 2020" by Elle Beck, Burnaby, B.C.
"pandemic 4 - winter is the time for words" by Bernie Hughes, Sudbury, Ontario
"Behind the Mask" by Gwenith M Whitford, Kingston, Ontario
"Covid Carpentry" by Jean Kallmeyer, Toronto, Ontario
"The Covid Sidestep" by Anne Hofland, Toronto, Ontario
"SECOND WAVE ISOLATION: Learning to Reframe the View"
by Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith, Richmond, Ontario
"Hunger" by I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ontario
"the thing is" by David Stones, Stratford, Ontario
"What Grows in Quarantine" by Rhonda Melanson, Sarnia, Ontario
Special thanks to our Judge, Elana Wolff, who said there were so many good poems
it was hard selecting the final 16 poems for the prizes and the book.
A huge THANK YOU to all of our entrants for submitting to this contest.
Because of all of you, over $1,600 was donated to hospitals and food banks.
I believe we really made a difference.