Editorís Notes

Greetings Readers,

I hope you enjoy the work in this issue from our four poets.

October was a busy month for readings in Ottawa. Bywords held its eleventh annual John Newlove Poetry Award at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Matthew Walsh was this year's recipient of the award with James Moran and Gregory Myers receiving honourable mentions. It was a great evening. Thanks to our judge, Camille Martin and all who participated in the evening. Next year's judge is Matt Rader. I hope you'll send us poems in consideration for Bywords.ca and subsequently for the award.

Thanks to our selection committee this month:

Beth Ann Hubbert
Jason Lamantia
Pamela Mosher
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko

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Amanda Earl