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'Poetry on spines' winners announced!

Poetry on spines / Poésie sur dos
14/04/2014

OPL's ‘Poetry on spines / Poésie sur dos’ ran April 7-11 to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.

Participants aligned book spines in a creative way to make ‘poetry’ with select words, took a photo, then submitted it. Pearl Pirie (English) and Gilles Latour (French) judged the submissions.

Winner:

Glenn Kletke, Hazeldean branch

Pearl's comments:

If you did not know the source material, the form is completely invisible. The lines all work together to make a new whole that travels a distance. The link between lines hook forward and go somewhere new. A delicious little poem.

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Honorable mention:

Pinar Ozmizrak, Greenboro branch

Pearl's comments:

Evocative and pointed commentary as a poem.

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Honorable mention:

Kim Noël, Carlingwood branch

Pearl's comments:

Beauty and flow, bridging many kinds of books into a natural statement.

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Honorable mention:

Anita Grace, Carlingwood branch

Pearl's comments:

Laugh out loud funny and naturalness of speech all combined.

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For French winner, click here.