Congratulations to the winners of our second annual Postcard Poem Contest!
1st: “Mariupol” by Anthony Purdy
Anthony Purdy lives on the South Shore. His poems and stories can be found in recent issues of The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, FreeFall, Fresh Voices, The Goose, Poetry Pause, Prairie Fire, and Queen’s Quarterly. His poem “mornings” received an honourable mention in the League of Canadian Poets’ 2021 Very Short Verse contest; “bakery” was shortlisted for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia 2021 Postcard Poem Contest; “The Annex” was longlisted for the 2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize; and “Jigsaw” has been nominated by Queen’s Quarterly for a 2022 National Magazines Award.
Runner-up: “Glimpsing Mom” by Charlene Boyce
Charlene Boyce is a writer, poet and artist living in Kjipuktuk. Recently, she placed first in a Reedsy challenge with a creative nonfiction piece called “Flour and Fire.” She is a values-driven communications professional, writer, designer, facilitator, and environmentalist currently working with a systems change organization in Nova Scotia. This spring, she completed a Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies. Her thesis delves into questions of cultural identity in Halifax through the history of a cabaret.
Runner-up: “Nightfall” by Christina McRae
Christina McRae lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her recent work appears in Arc, The New Quarterly, Windsor Review, and Understorey Magazine. Her first full-length collection, Next to Nothing, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2009.
Congrats also to the remaining finalists: Susan Drain, Katie Feltmate, Melanie Hobbs, Beth Ann Knowles, Anne Lévesque, Allison MacDonald, and Shepherd Moorhead.