July 2013 - Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest Winners!

1st place - Publication and $100.00:
Intrasections - Fran Figge, (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
2nd place - Publication and $50.00:
Between Old Walls: A Sestina – Sophie Rosen, (Abbortsford, BC)
3rd place - Publication:
All the way dark to NDG – Nate Szymanski, (Vancouver, BC)
Honorable Mentions:
Impressions,Pjane G. Rempel, (Abbortsford, BC)


1st place - Publication and $75.00:
Bookworms – Carly Breault, (Nanaimo, BC)
2nd place - Publication and $35.00:
lonely. - Liz Montroy (Vancouver, BC)
3rd place - Publication:
Inspiration – Tonya Sutherland, (Ajax, Ont.)


1st place - Publication and $40.00:
Spring Bees - Emily Firmston, (Calgary, Alberta)
2nd place - Publication and $20.00:
Gratitude to the Globe - Elizabeth Paige Edick, (Grand Valley, Ontario)
3rd place - Publication:
Dark – Emily Robinson, (London, Ontario)
Honorable Mentions:
“ OUR CHICKS”- Piper Warhurst , (Lillooet, BC.)
“ The Rainbow” – Oksana Kosarenko, (Mississauga, Ontario)


Renée Sarojini Saklikar
writes thecanadaproject, a life-long poem chronicle. Work from thecanadaproject appears in literary journals and newspapers, including The Vancouver Review, Geist, SubTerrain and Arc Poetry Magazine and in the recent anthologies, Alive at the Center, contemporary poems from the pacific northwest, and Force Field, 77 Women Poets of British Columbia. The first completed series from thecanadaproject, a book length sequence of elegies, children of air india, about Canada and the bombing of Air India Flight 182 is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions.

Photo Credit: A.Tsabari

Sandy Shreve
has published four poetry collections, most recently Suddenly, So Much (Exile Editions, 2005).  New work is in her chapbooks, Level Crossing (The Alfred Gustav Press, 2012)  and Cedar Cottage Suite ( Leaf Press , 2010).  She co-edited, with Kate Braid, the anthology In Fine Form – The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar, 2005), edited Working For A Living, a collection of poems and stories by women about their work (Room of One’s Own, 1988) and founded BC’s Poetry in Transit program.  Her work is widely anthologized and has won or been shortlisted for a variety of poetry awards. http://www.sandyshreve.ca
Photo Credit: Kim Gilker