April 6, 2009, Toronto : The League of Canadian Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the Poetic Licence Contest for Canadian Youth. The contest’s categories consist of junior and senior age groups. Winning poets in each group will be awarded a cash prize of $350 (first place), $300 (second place), and $250 (third place). All winning and short listed poems will be published in the League of Canadian Poets’ e-zine, Re:verse at www.youngpoets.ca
All winners will receive Poetic Licence certificates and student membership in the League of Canadian Poets for oneyear.
1st place: Rose Tubman-Broeren for An Old Man to his Sons
2nd place: Tomas Gustafson for Ode to the Suburban Farmer
3rd place: Kayleigh April Ratz for In The Flesh
Jaimie Beveridge for An Assumed Pantoum
Marley Poniedzielnik for Poker Face
Michael Saunders for Mist
1st place: Shannon Guo for Untainted
2nd place: Truan Forsyth for Tacky
3rd place: Adam Ravenhill for Madness
Natasha Alcalde Lawton for Swinging
Genevieve Doyle for Untitled
Patrick Heaney for The Day Grandma Died
Full details of Young Poets Week (April 6 to 12, 2009) and National Poetry Month can be found at www.poets.ca or www.youngpoets.ca and check out our NPM Blog at http://lcpnationalpoetrymonth2009.wordpress.com/.