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The Betty Drevniok Award 2013

First Prize
Author: Kim Horne
the soft snow falls
              on the hill, on my roof and
                       on the homeless
Second Prize
Author: Janick Belleau
cold winter day
she phones her mother who says:
<who are you?>
Third Prize
Author: Roland Packer
half-light a dinghy adrift
Honourable Mention
Author: Alan S. Bridges
late winter sunset slides across lake ice
Honourable Mention
Author: Jacqueline Pearce
spring melt
his ashes still
not scattered
Honourable Mention
Author: Susan Constable
alone this winter
      counting the nights
      counting the stars
Honourable Mention
Author: Alan S. Bridges
         her owl
(as if it were hers)
        holed up
     in the old oak
Honourable Mention
Author: Ellen Cooper
fallen bread knife—
the waiter picks up
a slice of sky
Honourable Mention
Author: Tracy Davidson
dark shadows
trying to make sense
of her x-ray
Honourable Mention
Author: elehna de sousa
some wounds
take forever to heal
—tonight's red sky
Honourable Mention
Author: Carolyn Coit Dancy
through the screen door a cat's meow and lilacs
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