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Meet the Winners of the Poetry in Voice Grand Finals

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Earlier this week, nine provincial champions from Ontario and Quebec recited their favourite poems in front of hundreds of people at the Poetry in Voice 2012 Grand Finals. The performances were judged by a panel of some of Canada’s best poets: Gaston Bellemare, Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Dennis Lee, Pierre Nepveu and Karen Solie.

Alexander Gagliano from Upper Canada College won the grand prize of $5,000, and an additional $2,500 for his school library, for his recitation of "The Flea" by John Donne, "Chapter I" by Christian Bök and “Journey of the Magi” by T.S. Eliot.

Sydney Gilchrist from London Central Secondary School took second place, winning $1,000 and $500 for her school library.

And Jeff Hunt from St. John's-Kilmarnock School was awarded third prize, winning $500 and an additional $500 for his school.

Congratulations!

For more information about the Grand Finals and for pictures from the event, please visit the Poetry in Voice website.

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