The Federation of BC Writers announced that Lesley-Anne Evans tied for first place in their annual Literary Writes contest. Lesley-Anne’s poem “What You Carry” will be published in WordWorks, along with co-winner Fran Bourassa’s poem “The Other.”
“It was wonderful to see the wide range of approaches to the rich and complex theme of ‘The Other’,” said contest judge, Vancouver poet Fiona Tinwei Lam.
“Each of the winning poems was moving and powerful in its own way, integrating narrative, vivid imagery and lyric intensity to explore the devastating impact of the past on the present.”
Thank you to the FBCW, contest judges, and the first readers, for their generosity and this honour.
The Kelowna Daily Courier celebrated Lesley-Anne’s winning poem.