First Place: “resurgent artefacts” by Jasmine Gui
Second Place: “Distance” by Emilie Lafleur
The winning poems will appear in 20:1 | Dreams vs. Nightmares (Spring 2023).
Winner: House by Scott Cecchin
Finalists: Taliped by Elena Bently, and The Clothesline Series by Karen Mandell
Winner: “Entangled” by Nora Kelly
First Place: “My City The City” by Khashayar Mohammadi
Second Place: “Elegy” by Robyn Maree Pickens
The winning poems appear in 19:1 | Bridges.
First Place: “Walking Into August in East-end Toronto 2020” by Judy Barlow
Second Place: “Border Crossings” by Mary Trafford
Honourable Mention: “Linger Factor” by Josh Feit
Honourable Mention: “we lost ahmaud” by Esther Johnson
Honourable Mention: “As Unnoticed As Possible” by Michael Trussler
The winning poems appear in 18:1 | Invisibility.
First Place: “Grotto” by Ellen Chang-Richardson
Second Place: “Participation and passive views (Twin Peaks in under two minutes)” by Conor McDonnell
The winning poems appear in 17:1 | Home.
First Place: “BLOOR-YONGE” by Evan J
Second Place: “Lake Activity” by brad bradley
Honourable Mention: “Middle Distance” by Robert Colman
The winning poems appear in 16:1 | Connections.
First Place: “Waking in the Preceding” by Ali Blythe
Second Place: “The Incommensurate” by Brian Henderson
Honourable Mention: “Ur Signs” by Judy Little
Honourable Mention: “After Eden” by Roberta Senechal
The winning poems appear in 15:1 | Memory and Loss.
First Place: “To my mother, aloud” by E. Canine McJabber
Second Place: “To a Young Man Seen Wearing a Bow Tie” by James McKee
Honourable Mention: “Dietary Restriction” by Catriona Wright
Honourable Mention: “blooming on my skin (a flor de piel)” by MarÃa JosÃ© GimÃ©nezÂ
Honourable Mention: “Her First First Nations Boyfriend” by Sue Reynolds
Honourable Mention: “Joy” by Salvatore Difalco
The winning poems appear in 14:1 | Evolution.
First Place: “Girl Gives Birth to Thunder” by K.T. Billey
Second Place: “It Was a Golden Age of Monsters” by John Sibley Williams
Honourable Mention: “Finding the Field with No Roads” by Grace Vermeer
Honourable Mention: “Vicarious” by Joan Crate
Honourable Mention: “The Outsider” by Maxence Yaelle
Honourable Mention: “They Were There” by Alycia Pirmohamed
The winning poems appear in 13:1 | Open Theme.
First Place: “The Long Study” by Alexei Perry Cox
Second Place: “Last evening I stumbled” by Carla Barkman
Honourable Mention: “Apple to Apple” by Susan Hughson
Honourable Mention: “pass this note” by Domenico Capilongo
The winning poems appear in 12:1 | Surrender.
First Place: “Godzilla Versus Mothra” by Michael Prior
Second Place: “Hawk” by John Pahl
Honourable Mention: “No Paradise Here” by Mary Ann Moore
Honourable Mention: “Summer” by Elana Wolff
Honourable Mention: “Dun” by Ulrike Narwani
The winning poems appear in 11:1 | Thresholds.
First Place: “A Man of Plain, Common Understanding” by Emily Paskevics
Second Place: “Ariadne’s Thread” by Jim Johnstone
Honourable Mention: “Welcome Sign” by Denver Jermyn
Honourable Mention: “Her He” by Susan C. Evans
Honourable Mention: “The Swan” by Matthew Requa
The winning poems appear in 10:1 | Magic.
First Place: “Telecommuting Spouses” by Peter Richardson
Second Place: “Veninum Lupinum” by Jack Miller
Honourable Mention: “Dark Matter” by Roxanna Bennett
Honourable Mention: “Tougher Than Leather” by Joseph Anderson
Honourable Mention: “Up Ahead” by Lucy Ricciardi
The winning poems appear in 9:1 | Poets from Pakistan.
First Place: “My Father’s Grief” by Pamela Porter
Second Place: “Displacement” by John Reibetanz
Honourable Mention: “Theory and Practice” by Susan Steudel
The winning poems appear in 8:1 | Futures.