Poetry

Poetry Contest 2022: The Longlist

Poetry Contest 2022: The Longlist

We are thrilled to announce the longlist for our 2022 Poetry Contest! A big thank you to our Room collective members, and a big congratulations to these talented poets! ---- Room Magazine’s 2022 Poetry Contest Longlist Viewer Commiseration is Contrived, by Vironika...

Becoming

Becoming

& the sea turns on itself, cracks the coveted

scales, bait & hook, leaves bones for the hungry

slides its rough back against home

Poetry Contest 2021: The Winners

Poetry Contest 2021: The Winners

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Poetry Contest. A huge congratulations to the following three poets, whose works have been carefully selected by our esteemed judge, Kama La Mackerel, after hours of deliberation. We won't keep you waiting...

Poetry Contest 2021: The Longlist

Poetry Contest 2021: The Longlist

It's finally here: the longlist for our 2021 Poetry Contest. Many thanks to all our readers, and to those who submitted their work. Congratulations to these talented poets! ---- non-consensual, by Eva Wissting Last night in my mother's house, still a maiden, by Zoe...

Issue 44.4 Teaser: MISÂSKWATÔMINISKÂHK

Issue 44.4 Teaser: MISÂSKWATÔMINISKÂHK

full of saskatoon berries sage-smoke & yarrow wild columbine & aster

                                                           

where the trees grow crooked

by swift-flowing rivers

& grassy hills where bu alo used to jump

Plasticnic and Plasticpoems by Fiona Tinwei Lam

Plasticnic and Plasticpoems by Fiona Tinwei Lam

Below are short, animated poems created by Fiona Tinwei Lam in collaboration with Vancouver animators Tisha Deb Pillai and Nhat Truong. These short, plastic-pollution-themed video poems were intended to be screened at the 2020 Growing Room Literary & Arts...

Meeting Jibreel

Meeting Jibreel

“Meeting Jibreel” is the honourable mention for Room’s Poetry Contest 2020, as selected by judge Canisia Lubrin. In my Quranic primer of short, & long, verses I scrawled in the margins with metallic ink. I learned the name of an angel, as my body Shaped a conduit...

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