2016 Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Pandora's Collective Poetry Contest winners. 

1st place - Publication and $100.00:
This Is How You Ask Me to Pray - Kelli Allen (St. Charles, MO)
2nd place - Publication and $50.00:
A Note Left in a Poetry Book in Detox - Jill Talbot, (Gabriola, BC)
3rd place - Publication:
Schroedinger's Cat - Jennifer Knowlan, (Vancouver, BC)
Honorable Mentions:
D. H. Lawrence & Apple-ness - Susan McCaslin (Victoria, BC)
X Y Me - Daniela Elza (Vancouver, BC)

1st place - Publication and $75.00:
Stargazing - Elizaveta Tchebaniouk, (Vancouver, BC)
2nd place - Publication and $35.00:
The Cost of Winning - Jack Macmillan, (Ottawa, ON)
3rd place - Publication:
Reminiscence on the Shore - Elizaveta Tchebaniouk, (Vancouver, BC)
Honorable Mentions:
The Rumble of Sense - Charlotte Breakspear, (Port Moody, BC)
Mirrors - Teresa Warhurst, (Lilloet, BC)
Solitude - Elizaveta Tchebaniouk, (Vancouver, BC)
Remembrance - Charlotte Breakspear, (Port Moody, BC)

1st place - Publication and $40.00:
Why Drink and Drive - Simran Singh, (Nepean, ON)
2nd place - Publication and $20.00:
The Artist - Melissa Clausner, (King City ON)
3rd place - Publication:
Evening Music - Allison Keogh (Vancouver, BC)
Honorable Mentions:
Butterflies - Allison Keogh, (Vancouver, BC)
The Moon - Piper Warhurst, (Lilloet, BC)
My Wish For The World - Chris Balodis, ( King City, ON)

Contest Judges: Jami Macarty and Nick Hauk

Nicholas Hauck is the founder, and now Advisory Board member, of The Maynard poetry journal. He is also co-editor of Modern Horizons Journal. In the process of completing his PhD in French poetry and theory at the University of Toronto, his translations, poems and essays have been published in Canada and internationally. Author of Walter Benjamin, un essai (Éditions Sémaphore, 2015), current projects include translating an early work by Louis Aragon, and a collection of poems exploring translating the self. He lives in Toronto, teaching French language part-time to pay for habits such as writing and reading.

Jami Macarty is a poet, editor, arts administrator, and community advocate. Currently, she teaches contemporary poetry and creative writing at Simon Fraser University and is an Advisory Board member and an editor of The Maynard poetry journal. A recipient of a BC Arts Council creative writers grant, her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Canadian and America journals, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, Grain, The Fiddlehead, Interim, and Prism International, among other journals around which lively and necessary community congregates.

To view the winning entries from our previous poetry contests please click here.