I’m happy to be able to say that, for the second year in a row, a poem of mine has won a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award. I’d like to thank the judges and everyone involved for this honour.
The poem is called “The Doctor” and details an odd character and relationship inspired by old stories my father used to tell when I was young. The subject is one that holds a strange place in my memories, a place I have not entirely made sense of over the years. Sometimes the greatest value of poetry is to put some order to thoughts that are scrambled in the mind. Sometimes it leaves more unanswered questions.
I’ll post a link to the poem when it makes its way online.
Here’s the link to last year’s winning entry, “My Father’s Pocket Knife”.