for poems published on bywords.ca between September, 2007 and August, 2008.
Judge for the 2008 Award was George Bowering who said this about the winning poem:
"It is witty and thoughtful, mysterious and competent. It does not sacrifice
prosody and notation to affect. It shows confidence and practised skill
on the part of its author."
Winner: Rob Friday, Manatee, August 2008
Honourable Mention: Joe Hickey, A Billion Billion, February, 2008
Honourable Mention: Ben Ladouceur, new house, November, 2007
Lupercalia, the chapbook of last year's winner, Sean Moreland, is available right now by contacting email@example.com and soon through the Bywords.ca online store.