spring pulseSpring Pulse Poetry Festival poetry festival

Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest 2021

First Place

Before You Even Knew You Were Rain by Wendy Jean MacLean

Second Place

At Bang Saray Beach by Keith Garebian

Third Place

North Saskatchewan Logging Town by Jan Wood

Eight Honourable Mentions

  • XX by Alvin Ens
  • Dear Sister by Barb Kelly
  • Snakes and Ladders by Kathy Fisher
  • Abewa by Aishat Gbadamosi
  • Why I’m Sure I Don’t Vote Like My Neighbour by Gregory Skala
  • [sic]stemic by Dean Gessie
  • Inter-Provincial by Brenda L. Gunn
  • Tracks by Maja Osmanagic'

Nine Judge’s Choice Awards

  • weirding by RenĂ©e M. Sgroi
  • memory of a small town by Judith Johanson
  • Inside Yet Outside by Lynn Tait
  • DRILLING FOR ANSWERS*** by S. E. Ingraham
  • Retiring into the Greater Work by Susan McCaslin
  • Lost in Old Age by Keith Garebian
  • Song: In Which Archibald Lampman Translates Arthur Rimbaud by Grant Wilkins
  • Infectious by Blaine Marchand
  • Her Mark by Sallee Dick