The 2021 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest!

First Place ($1000)
“Latin class” by Kieran Egan

Second Place ($500)
“Specializing in the Prehistory of Whales” by Sandra Kasturi

Third Place ($250 each)
“Surfing near Tofino” by Aaron Schneider

“Masks” by Terry Watada

Honourable Mentions
(to be published alongside our winning poems)

“On the qui vive on my QWERTY” by Anne Swannell

“If you come” by Sarah Tsiang

“When this is over” by Jennifer Mustapha

“Selling Soffio” by Cynthia Woodman

“Birthday Balloon” by Marco Melfi

“The Spirit Bugs of Algonquin Park” by Ken Victor

“Safe U Turn” by Callista Markotich

“Airing Evora’s Laundry” by Susanne Fletcher

Look for prize winners and honourable mentions in The New Quarterly’s Fall 2021 Issue 160!  Thanks to the many wonderful poets who submitted. We enjoyed reading every one of your poems.