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    Division I : K-2

    All poems in this division came from 2nd graders in this class:

    Scouters Mountain Elementary

    10811 SE 172nd Ave.

    Happy Valley, OR 97086

    Teacher—Stephenie Rhea

    Abbie Johnson

    Azam Yusuf

    Corbin Kassab

    Elsa Witkowski

    Scarlet Herzog

    Division II: 3-5

    Christian Graham, 3rd grade

    Keating Elementary

    41964 Miles Bridge Road

    Baker City, OR 97814

    Teacher—Mrs. Amanda Wilde

    Jacob Hill, 3rd grade

    Tualatin Elementary School

    20405 SW. 95th Ave.

    Tualatin, OR 97062

    Teacher—Kathryn Lepore

    Kashton Anderson, 3rd grade

    Mortality with
    Pronoun Shifts

    by Don Colburn

    Winner of
    the 2018 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest

    Main
    Street Rag Publishing Company, 2019, 40 pages, $12

    ISBN:
    978-1-59948-732-8

    Available
    at https://mainstreetragbookstore.com

    Mortality.
    It’s a mighty word that has the potential to haunt each of us on our walk
    through life, forcing us to face the inevitable. Yet somehow, in his
    prize-winning chapbook Mortality with
    Pronoun Shifts, Don Colburn has not
    only made our impermanence more palatable, but almost endearing.

    For instance,
    in “En Plein Air” he takes the reader on a trek through fields only to return
    to a favorite spot in which to immortalize the day’s offerings on canvas:

    Out here, you paint ... Read all of this item.

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