“it didn’t happen here” is the winner of the League of Canadian Poets National Broadsheet contest, and was selected by judge D.A. Lockhart for its “strong images, and captivating lyric voice.” Lockhart also states, “It’s nature speaks to the sort of experiential empathy that would do much to our world.” – D.A. Lockhart
In addition to being crafted into the above artisan broadsheet by Briar Craig, “it didn’t happen here” will be published in the League of Canadian Poets 2019 Poem in Your Pocket booklet on April 18, plus it will also be released as a postcard. You can also read the poem as featured on today’s Poetry Pause.
You can read an interview with Eleonore Schönmaier here.
Congratulations also to the runner-up Phillip Crymble for his poem “The Country East of Rossville, Indiana” (which you can read by scrolling down here), along with the Honourable mentions: Alone and together by Lenea Grace, You Shall Have Homes, 1928 by Kim Fahner, and Last Words by Katherine Pilon.
Happy World Poetry Day!