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Contest: National Post Write-Your-Own-Aphorism contest winners

October 7, 2010

The National Post has posted the winners and honorable mentions from the Glimpse contest they ran in which they asked readers to submit their own original aphorism. I chose three winners, who will each receive a signed copy of the book, and three honorable mentions, who get nothing except their names in the paper. I judged them blind (meaning I couldn’t see the names of those who wrote what), and yet other poet-types crept in there, most notably Gary Barwin, who won a book, and Christian Bök, who had two honorable mentions.

Last month, in honour of George Murray’s new book, Glimpse, we asked readers to submit their best aphorisms.

We received a fair amount of replies, and forwarded the lot of them to Murray, who agreed to choose the winners. He also pointed out that many of the submissions were either famous quotes or lifted from comedians. So, er, yeah. Maybe we didn’t make the rules clear: we were looking for original aphorisms.

Anyways, here are our winners, who will each receive a signed copy of Glimpse.

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