1st Place Connie T. Braun The Lingering
2nd Place Diane Attwell Palfrey Boneyards
3rd Place William Bonnell Some time after Lord Hideoshei demanded that Rikyu, creator of the Japanese Tea ceremony, commit suicide
1st Honourable Mention Connie T. Braun A Psalm for the West Coast
2nd Honourable Mention Kathy Robertson East Meets West at Dharavi Slum
3rd Honourable Mention Ed Woods Wanderer
Judge's Choice Kathy Robertson I Wonder
Judge's Choice Wendy Visser 'Seeing Red'
Judge'e Choice Debbie Okun Hill People Do Talk to Plants
Judge's Choice Connie T. Braun Shelter Cove
Judge Norma West Linder
Norma West Linder was born in Toronto, spent her childhood on Manitoulin Island, and teenage years in Muskoka. Linder is the author of five novels, fifteen collections of poetry, a memoir of Manitoulin Island, two children’s books, and a biography of Pauline McGibbon. For twenty-four years she was on the faculty of Lambton College in Sarnia, teaching English and Creative Writing. For seven years she wrote a monthly column for The Observer. Her short stories have been published internationally, broadcast on the CBC, and published in major magazines like Chatelaine. They are widely anthologized.
In 2006 she compiled and edited Enchanted Crossroads for The Ontario Poetry Society. Her latest poetry books are Two Paths Through The Seasons and Adder’s-tongues: A Choice of Norma West Linder’s Poems, 1969 – 2011. A short story collection was recently issued: No Common Thread: The Selected Short Fiction of Norma West Linder. And late last year she published The Pastel Planet, her second novel for children.
Linder lives in Sarnia. She is the mother of Straja, Karen, and Jay.