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Northern Hues
Northern Hues

Northern Hues is the collection of winning poetry from the sixth Northern Ontario Poetry Competition co-sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association - Temiskaming Branch and White Mountain Publications, New Liskeard.

In keeping with the Canadian Authors Association motto of "Writers Helping Writers", this annual competition encourages and assists the development of new and existing poetic talents in the Northern Ontario region as defined by Canada Post's postal code beginning with the letter P.

Starting with this sixth edition of the NOPC poetry book, our covers are now high-quality glossy paper, and printed in color.

Annual Rules and Guidelines

The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.

ISBN: 1-896331-95-5 | WMPub# 1085 | 54 pages, chapbook | $6.95 CDN


Table of Contents


From The Judge


First Prize Winner:

Wayne Brown of Dryden for SCHOOLYARD: 1947 for J.B.

Second Prize Winner:

Christine Richardson of Hearst for January Blues

Third Prize Winner:

Alan Pearson of Huntsville for Flying

Honourable Mentions:

First Honourable Mention:

Ruthanne Fecteau of Hilton Beach for Alphabetically Speaking

Second Honourable Mention:

Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for Alzheimer

Third Honourable Mention:

Marianne Jones of Thunder Bay for there was one who preceded me

Judge's Selections:

Brian Beaudry of Haileybury for Miner's Life and Etchings of a Childhood Lost

Dawna Beausoleil of Charlton for Seasons of the North

Carmen Boniferro of Sault Ste. Marie forTim's and Cycling

Yves Bourassa of Swastika for Completeness

Wayne Brown of Dryden for To Sing of Spring

Mark Elliott of Sudbury for Small Phenomenon and Labour

Ruthanne Fecteau of Hilton Beach for The Pull and Reminiscing

Catherine Gilbert of Huntsville for The True North, Intangible Love and The Blue Experience

Julye Huggins of Sudbury for Saturated Notes

Marianne Jones of Thunder Bay for psalm 19: a little night music

Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard for Love

Emma von Keitz of Kirkland Lake for French Fries! French Fries!

Alan Pearson of Huntsville for Early Spring: Golf Course Road

Arthur Quesnel of Sudbury for The Leaf, Déjà Vu, Pennies, Love, Disappointment, Flaxen Kerri In Her Jeans and Incident in a Toronto Dining Room (aka Undercover)

Christine Richardson of Hearst for Forest Lake

Richard Smith of North Bay for Water Music, Crosswise Lake, Lorrain Valley, Stone Road and Distant Windows