Editorís Notes

Greetings Readers,

The November issues features three poems and a review by rob mclennan on Michael Boughn's "Great Canadian Poems for the Aged, Vol. 1." I hope you enjoy the issue.

We had a grand time at the Ottawa International Writers Festival in October. Congratulations to the 2013 John Newlove Poetry Award Winner, Rob Thomas and all the honourable mentions. Thanks to our judge, Alice Burdick for her excellent choices.

The Tiger with the Crooked Mouth, the chapbook of last year's Newlove Award recipient, Jenna Jarvis, is available online.

If you are a current and former Ottawa resident, student or worker, don't forget to send us your best poetry. Consult the guidelines first please. Poems published on Bywords.ca between September 2013 and August 2014 will be considered for the 2014 John Newlove Poetry Award. The judge will be Camille Martin.

Thanks to our selection committee:

Janie Beriault
Fiona Mitchell
Pamela Mosher
Kemisha Newman
Sarah-Grace Ross
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko

Please join me in welcoming new selector and local poet, Catina Noble. We're very glad to have her aboard.

If you have comments, suggestions or a bright sunny day to offer, please e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca.

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Thanks for reading!

Amanda Earl