It was a tough decision to make, but here they are, the five poems (and poets) that made the shortlist for our 2021 Poetry Contest. A big thank you to our wonderful judge, Kama La Mackerel, who had the difficult job of whittling down a longlist of incredible poetry. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is the 2021 Poetry Contest Shortlist:
an epiphany/psychotic episode, by Moni Brar
Silent Lake and Pretty Palimpsests, by Margo LaPierre
On Carl Beam’s The Whale of Our Being, by Cara Goodwin
mama bodyguards chickens, by Debora Anthonypillai
Escarpment, by Maria Ford
Thank you to everyone who submitted their incredible work, and trusted us with their poetry. Keep an eye out for the winners announcement, coming next Friday, December 17th. Our Poetry Contest will open again in June, 2022. Congratulations to these poets!