The 2022 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest!


“Rebellion Box” by Hollay Ghadery



“Fugue” by Callista Markotich


Third Place (tie)

“Agincourt, 1415” by Finley Mullally

“The Body Translates an Old Story” by Grace Vermeer


Honourable Mentions

“Birth Crasher” by Leesa Dean

“Testimony, March 3 2011” by Anne Hopkinson

“Mother’s Day, Kigeme Refugee Camp” by Anne Hopkinson

“Bone November” by Sandra Kasturi

“Black Angus” by Terence Young

“She sits down to write the history of rain and suddenly the wild fall into order” by Pamela Porter

“Adept” by Elana Wolff

“Between Worlds” by Pamela Porter

“On Seeing the Ice Tongs at the Billings Estate” by Karen Massey

“Three Feelings Walk Into a Bar” by Kerrie Penney

Look for prize winners and honourable mentions in an upcoming issue! Thanks to the many wonderful poets who submitted. We enjoyed reading every one of your poems.