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The results are in!


The “Ottawa Poets A-Twitter Contest” ran from April 6-16, and now the results are in!

Local authors rob mclennan and Christine McNair had the challenging task of sifting through the 35 submissions and choosing the winning entries. Without further ado, in no particular order, these are the winners:


JC Sulzenko
April / Winter conspires with Spring / in a caprice of snow. / Robin-red on white, / their pennant defies the sun to shine.

40-Watt Spotlight
He was sorry, but not like she thought. He was wrong, but not like she thought. They were happy, but not like they hoped.

Pearl Pirie
Lacing showier air-holes. latticework, let us work lettuce work, rabbitting puckered verbs, smocked nouns between needlings


Amanda Earl
sans pretexte/avec texte et idéologie,/un certain M. Hugo/décrit en détail/la horlogerie/ le danger des roches/et la pauvreté

Amanda Earl
le vent, claquant les portes/boulversant les poubelles,/c'est un Cyrano hurlant qui ne peut se cacher/graçe au grand nez

Congratulations to the winners – you will each receive a prize pack generously provided by the Friends of OPL.

Complete contest details