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2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize Winner

Jan 22, 2021

We are so pleased to share the winner and honourable mentions of the 2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize, as selected by judge Terese Mason Pierre! Amal Nura will be awarded $1000 and publication in CV2 for her winning poem, "fiera," while our four honourable mentions will be awarded $150 each and publication in CV2 as well. Many thanks, once again, to Terese for all her hard work, and congratulations to these fine poets!

Young Buck Poetry Prize 2020

Winner

“fiera” by Amal Nura

Honourable Mentions 

“How to grow fennel” by Evan J

“If not trees” by Carolyn Nakagawa

“Tether” by Tharuna Abbu 

“Try this game at home” by Joshua Wales



2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize Shortlist

Jan 15, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize, as selected by our wonderful judge, Terese Mason Pierre. Many thanks to Terese for all her hard work as our judge this year, and congratulations to these talented poets! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner and four honourable mentions!

Young Buck Poetry Prize 2020 Shortlist

“Tether” by Tharuna Abbu 

“At the Birling Gap” by Faith Daza

“discohexaster” by Miles Forrester

“Conflagration” by Sarah Fredericks

“fiera” by Amal Nura

“Domestic Animals” by Farah Ghafoor

“How to grow fennel” by Evan J

“If not trees” by Carolyn Nakagawa

“Try this game at home” by Joshua Wales

“Memory is sleeping” by Sanna Wani



2020 2-Day Poem Contest Winners

Jul 7, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the results of this year's 2-Day Poem Contest, which saw the highest number of participants the contest has ever had. Thank you to our judge, Jocelyn Anderson, and to all who participated!

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Our judge this year was Jocelyn Anderson (who won first place in the 2019 contest) and the ten words for 2020 were bootlegging, lethargy, eggplant, bin, paperback, carapace, muscle, octothorpe, peristeronic, and vinegar.

Without further ado, here are the winners of CV2's 2020 2-Day Poem Contest:

First Place: "Backwater" by Halle Gulbrandsen

Second Place: "The Last Block in Little India" by Roshni Riar

Third Place: "Silverton, July 2007" by Abigail Cowan

Editor’s Choice: "Welwitschia" by Chelene Knight

Editor’s Mom’s Choice: "To Twitter, with Love" by Katie Stobbart

People’s Choice: "Products of Scientific Notation" by Sarah Wishloff

You can read the winning poems here.

Our next 2-Day Poem Contest will be held in April 2021, and you can find more information about the contest here. Until next time!