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Small Cute Title

1st                                      Marianne Paul                                    junkyard dogs

2nd                                    Debbie Strange                                   moon-burnished

3rd                                      Katherine Munro                             lurching bus

1st HM                           Debbie Strange                                   homeless child

2nd HM                        Marianne Paul                                 mall signage

3rd HM                         Ed Woods                                         sunlit butterflies

JC                                    Debbie Strange                                   herring scales

JC                                   Debbie Strange                                    the stillness

JC                                   Katherine Munro                              above zero

JC                                   Katherine Munro                               at the horizon

Judge James Deahl


           James Deahl was born in Pittsburgh in 1945, and grew up in that city as well as in the Laurel Highlands region of the Appalachian Mountains. He is the author of twenty-five literary titles, the five most recent being: Unbroken Lines (2015), Two Paths Through The Seasons (with Norma West Linder, 2014), North Point (2012), Rooms The Wind Makes (2012), and North Of Belleville (with Richard M. Grove, 2012).


            A cycle of his poems is the focus of a one-hour TV special, Under the Watchful Eye (Silver Falls Video Productions, 1993). The audiotape of Under the Watchful Eye was released by Broken Jaw Press in 1995. These have been reissued on CD and DVD by Silver Falls.


            Since 1970 he has lived in Canada where he writes and edits full-time. Deahl is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada. He is the father of Sarah, Simone, and Shona.

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