|Melissa Upfold - Coy
I moved to Ottawa from Sarnia to go to school and have been here for three years. I currently am attending Carleton University.
The annual John Newlove Poetry award, launched in the fall of 2004, commemorates the honest, poignant and well-written poetry of John Newlove, an Ottawa resident for almost twenty years and poet who died in 2003.
The 4 poems receiving honourable mention in 2005 are
alligator pear by Caleb J W Brasset;
When I doubt the gospels by Rhonda Douglas;
Monday morning by Chris Pitre;
Fence Posts by Andrew Stacey
Each year the winner will receive a certificate, a poetry book by John Newlove and the opportunity to publish a chapbook through Bywords. This year’s award winner received Black Night Window, 1st Edition.
Poems published on bywords.ca from September 2005 to August 2006 will be eligible for consideration for next year’s Newlove award.