The submission theme “connection” was open to broad interpretation, including belonging, nearness or distance, friendship or kinship, correspondence or coincidence, physical or virtual contact, literal or metaphorical passageways, ecological or social responsibility, or other kinds of connectivity.

Selected poets: Deborah Banks, Brian Bartlett, Joanne Bealy, Susan Drain, Anna Elmira, Carole Glasser Langille, Christina McRae, Robin Metcalfe, Martha Mutale, and Leanna Schneider.

Jury: Marilyn Smulders (WFNS Executive Director), Tiffany Morris, and Evelyn C. White.

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The 10 chosen poems will appear inside Metro Transit buses during the months of October and November, 2021. They will also be printed on postcards and delivered to 450 Meals on Wheels clients in Halifax, Dartmouth, Sackville, and Bedford for 10 weeks in the fall.

Click on a poem below to view a larger version. 

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