The 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Longlist

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. The longlisted poets and their poems are as follows:

“Bones”; “Lazarus Saturday”; “Rim”; and “The Body’s Dues”
by Mia Anderson

“Reading Palms”
by Susan J. Atkinson

“Movie Review”
by Murray Citron

“Dam” and “Oil Spill at Wabamun”
by Rhonda Collis

“Little Girl Blue”
by Jenny Haysom

“Yes, I Kicked a Groundhog in the Butt Once”
by Matthew King

“The Gauntlet”
by Laurie Koensgen

“Post-Attempt with a Russian Novel”
by Margo LaPierre

“He is in danger”
by Barbara Lehtiniemi

by Daniel Lomas

“Pie Menu”
by Dan MacIsaac

“Michif in Public”
by Chase Everett McMurren

by Sadiqa de Meijer

“Found While Mopping Under the Bed During Advent” and “Myrrh is Mine”
by K.D. Miller

“Sword on the Road”
by Pamela Mordecai

“Grace and Blood”
by Eleanor Sudak

On Not Seeing Rocher Percé…”
by Anne Swannell

“Afterbirth” and “Flight delay with telephoto”
by Anne Marie Todkill

“Closing Down the Cabin at the End of Summer”
by Patricia Young

Stay tuned for the final lineup of winning poems!