NOPC Volume 16 -2011
Scripted Inspirations is the name for the collection of winning poetry from the sixteenth Northern Ontario Poetry Competition co-sponsored by White Mountain Publications, New Liskeard, ON
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. (See map)
Winners were carefully chosen from the 69 entries received from across Northern Ontario Postal Code P. The postal strike looming over the deadline was perhaps unfortunate, but those who entered had a better chance for inclusion.
Launch was to be in Sudbury, ON this year, but rather than cancel it due to my broken ribs, we have re-booked it closer to home. It will be in the Valley Room at the Quality Inn, Highway 11 North, New Liskeard, ON on Saturday September 10, 2011 at from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm We will try for Sudbury next year.
The deadline for entries each year is May 31st.
ISBN: 9781894747691 | WMPub# 1095 | 5½" x 8½" | 60 page trade paperback | $8.95 CDN
Table of Contents
Prize Winning Selections
First Prize Winner
William Knoof of Thorne, ON for the poem Silent Stalking
Second Prize Winner
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Cattails
Third Prize Winner
Brian Beaudry of Haileybury, ON for the poem Glow
Melanie Baschiera of Hearst, ON for the poem The Power of Words
Brian Beaudry of Haileybury, ON for the poem Memories
Chara Neill of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Brother's Verse
Audrey Austin of Elliot Lake, ON for the poem Inspiration
Tyler Baran of Manitouwadge, On for the poems Hush, and Don't Forget To Breathe
Melanie Baschiera of Hearst, ON for the poems Spring in the North, Snapshots of You, Soldiers, and Phoenix
Brian Beaudry of Haileybury, ON for the poem Guardians
Don Bennett of Haileybury, ON for the poem To My Sons
Linda Bea Chambers of Kenabeek, ON for the poem Now
Karen Dick of Sault Ste. Marie, ON for the poems Training Day, The View From Mackinaw Bridge, First Snow, and Solitude
Linda Duke of Elliot Lake, ON for the poems Miracles, Addictions, Celebrations, Differences and Recital
Jerry Jordison of New Liskeard, ON for the poem Who Am I?
William Knoof of Thorne, ON for the poems New Moon and Sweet Thoughts
Greg Laurenceson of Elliot Lake, ON for the poems April Storm and December Spirit
Amanda Ouimette of Blind River, ON for the poems Heart Tied in Vines, and Like We Used To Be
Judy Selinger of Longlac, ON for the poem Death of a Forest Town
David Welby of Thunder Bay, ON for the poem Come To Me
Thanks to all who attend the Launch on September 10th, 2011 at the Valley Room, Quality Inn, Highway 11 North, New Liskeard