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Poet draws inspiration from river for winning poem


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INSPIRATION: The Klicktat River inspired the winning poem in KVGD poetry contest.

Wendy Thompson, of Troutdale was the winner in the adult division of the KVGD poetry contest with a poem titled "Klickitat Kayak Song." Her poem, inspired by the wild, Klickitat River is presented below.

The announcement of the winners was made on April 25 at the Golden Gallery in Goldendale, in conjuntion with the Final Friday open mic and music fusion event hosted by Goldendale Community Radio and the Golden Guild.

The second place winner was Nancy Barron's "Paddling Near An Island." Third place in the adult division was "Fans" by Pat Horn.

There were two entries in the youth division, "I am From" and "I Explore" by Athena Blanton.

Forty percent of proceeds were paid to the winners. The...

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