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Poetry Contest winners announced!


The winning poems in Poetry London's 6th Annual Poetry Contest are on display at London Public Library as part of National Poetry Month celebrations and will be shared, one each day, here on our website, from Tuesday, April 8 through Friday, April 11.  The winners were announced last Wednesday at Landon Branch Library at the Poetry London Reading, a series of monthly poetry readings that has been a regular program at Landon since 2004.

This year's contest was judged by Governor General award-winning poet Julie Bruck.  Congratulations to all of the winners!  

1st Place: Life is School by Michael Kuiack
2nd Place: Concerning our Glorious Future by Stan Burfield

Honourable Mentions:
Late Winter at the Forks by Trevor Fowler
four thoughts from childhood by Erin J. Walker

Established in Canada by the League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month is a time dedicated to reading, writing and speaking poetry in Canada.  The theme for this year's events is Poetry City. To find out more about National Poetry Month programs and events, visit or Twitter: @Canadianpoets.

Visit your local library and join us in celebrating our poets, small presses and the contribution of all writers to the cultural life of our community!

Check out other blogs on National Poetry Month for 2014.