2017 Poetry Contest Longlist

Apr 24, 2017 by

2017 Poetry Contest Longlist

Congratulations to these talented poets:

Erin Armstrong      Sara Backer
Rana Bitar               Barbara Black
Sharon Black          Gary Bolick
Stella Carruthers   Salena Casha
Aidan Chafe            Pamela Dillon
Iris Dunkle              Jeanne Julian
Lillian Necakov      Angela Stubbs


It was quite a chore to chose from the hundreds of poems we were honoured to read. Thank you to everyone who submitted. And thank you to our guest judges who will have our three finalists and one winner shortly.


Allyson Latta

Allyson Latta is an independent editor of prize-winning books, writer, and writing instructor for University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She also runs residential writers’ retreats in Canada and abroad. She has taught poetry writing, assessed poetry submissions for a literary journal, and been editorial consultant for the annual Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest, now in its sixth year. Allyson has judged writing competitions for U of T Magazine, the annual U.S. anthology OASIS Journal, and literary festivals. Visit her website at www.allysonlatta.ca



Magdalena Wolak
(winner of the Don’t Talk to Me About Love 2016 Poetry Contest)

Magdalena Wolak is a writer of fiction and poetry, an editor, and in her spare time, a photographer. Having recently graduated, her energy is now directed toward a book of poetry based on the folklore fairy tales of the brothers Grimm. You can find her newest work on her new blog: inrevers.com




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