Broadsheet Contest 2021 Winner

What is a broadsheet? By definition, a broadsheet is a large piece of paper printed with information on one side only. In the world of poetry, a broadsheet is a great format in which to share or showcase one stand-out poem – winning this contest will surely do both!

The winner of the Broadsheet Contest receives $250, publication in the 2021 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet, and a special broadsheet of their poem handcrafted by artist Briar Craig.


Congratulations to Kim Fahner and her poem “Beekeeping” — 2021 Winner of the Broadsheet Contest!

Poet: Kim fahner Poem title: Beekeeping Poem: At the centre of the hive, a bright sun with planets that orbit it, this bee that gathers others to her, this little winged thing, the one that hums, shakes, throbs, and dances. Lean in, hinge from your hips, let your heart lead: in Latin, heart is cor and agere is to lead. They dance diagonal with one another, end up writing letters home in cursive, write ‘cross my heart and hope to die,’ whispering ardent promises, but then forget to lick and seal the envelope. Lean in, beekeeper. They say, if you close your eyes and breathe in deeply—if you lead with your heart—you will take in the scent of lemongrass. This is the essence of the queen, the one that hums, shakes, throbs, and dances. Lean in, beekeeper. Hinge from your hips. Lead with your heart. Courage, my love. Courage. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Kim Fahner Winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ Broadsheet Contest, 2021 Kim Fahner lives, writes, and teaches in Sudbury, Ontario. She was Poet Laureate of Sudbury from 2016-18, and was the first woman appointed to that role. Her most recent book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). Kim is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and is a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She’s also the Ontario Representative for The Writers’ Union of Canada (2020-22). Presently, Kim is working on finishing her new novel, The Painted Birds. She can be reached via her author website at www.kimfahner.com

 

Copyright © Kim Fahner

Kim Fahner lives, writes, and teaches in Sudbury, Ontario. She was Poet Laureate of Sudbury from 2016-18, and was the first woman appointed to that role. Her most recent book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). Kim is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and is a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She’s also the Ontario Representative for The Writers’ Union of Canada (2020-22). Presently, Kim is working on finishing her new novel, The Painted Birds. She can be reached via her author website at www.kimfahner.com

 

The juror for the 2021 Broadsheet Contest was Michelle Porter