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The Jeroboam and Gregory J. Power Awards for Poetry

Left to right: Lynette Adams, Nigel Jenkins, Randy Drover, Kyle Carpenter

The Jeroboam and Gregory J. Power Awards for Poetry were presented at a ceremony hosted by the Department of English in the Junior Common Room on April 8, 2009.

  • This year's winners are Randy Drover*, who was awarded The Jeroboam Poetry Prize (for a poem on a Newfoundland or Labrador theme) for "Ugjoktok - 1940"
  • Lynette Adams, who took first place in the Gregory J. Power Award for her poem "The Second Sight"
  • Randy Drover, again, who received the second place Power Award for The Barber's Apprentice
  • Kyle Carpenter, with the third place Power Award, for "Ferrying"
  • Nigel Jenkins, with an honourable mention in the Power Award, for "Twilight"

Go to http://www.mun.ca/marcomm/podcasts/ to hear the poets reading their work.

* Randy Drover of St. John's also won the national 2009 CBC Poetry Face-off.

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