2019 Winners

The Saskatchewan Library Association congratulates all the winners and participants in the Book Spine Poetry Contest. Chapters gift certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in each category.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who submitted.


Children 5-8 

FIRST PLACE:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Can you see what I see?
Hooray for spring!
Plants
Metamorphosis
Butterflies

Kitren M.

SECOND PLACE:

Whatever you grow up to be
We’re all Wonders
The Most Magnificent Thing
Stand Beautiful
Only One You

Natalie K.

THIRD PLACE:

Are you there God, it’s me Margaret
Short
Hidden
Still a Work in Progress
When you reach me
Wish
Wonder
Just Like Me

Natalie R.

Children 9-11

FIRST PLACE:

Residential Schools
I Am Not a Number
Stolen Words
Torn
Shattered
A Stranger at home
Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

Addison S.

SECOND PLACE:

Eyes Wide Open
We Walked the Sky
the Pride Guide
Trans Kids and Teens
Hacking the Code of Life

Karen M.

THIRD PLACE:

Walking Home
The darkest path
I have a bad feeling about this
Devil’s Pass
Lost Cause
Blood Fever
Everything but the Truth

Jordee B

Teen 12-18 

FIRST PLACE:

Why do we say it
one word and another
me before you
right word wrong word
the honest truth
this world we live in

Keira T.

SECOND PLACE:

If you live like me
Just one day
Just one year
Unravel me
At the edge of the universe
Finding hope

Dana L.

THIRD PLACE:

Since you asked
Heaven is for real
A house in the sky
The whispers of angels
A stolen life
Too tough to cry
Too young to fight

Halle P.

Adult

FIRST PLACE:

The night the moon blew kisses
Angel blessings
Falling upward
Birth
Earthing
Ever ancient ever new
All the rivers
Thirst
The miracles of mindfulness

Shannon C.

SECOND PLACE:

Dark Times
This Hole Called January
Waiting for the Sun
Can You Promise Me Spring?

Diane Y.

THIRD PLACE:

It’s okay not to be okay
When breathe becomes air,
You can heal your life
Focus on the 90%
10 mindful minutes
Self compassion
The art of calm.
Where courage calls.
Tales from the bed,
Mind of clear light.
The bridge……Pewter angels.
In my mother’s garden,
A token of love
A call to joy
The desiderata of love.

Melissa E.