Young Buck Poetry Prize

The YOUNG BUCK poetry prize is awarded to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication in CV2. Two honourable mentions are also awarded, each with a cash prize.

 

The winner of the 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize:

first place and $1000 grand prize winner - "Garbage Takeout" by Joseph Kidney

Honourable Mentions go to:

Chelsea Comeau for "BECAUSE YOU KNOW BIRDS' MOUTHS ARE CLEAN"

David Janzen for "Mariposa (for Greg Curnoe)"

David Janzen for "One Year Old"

 

The winner of the 2017 Young Buck Poetry Prize:

first place and $1000 grand prize winner - "Crystals" by Ellie Sawatzky

Honourable Mentions go to:

"A Boat Is Not the Whole World" by Sarah Ens

"Glassblowing" by Emily Osborne

"Reconnaissance" by Andy Verboom

The prize-winning poems will appear in our Summer 2018 issue. Thank you to our wonderful judge Michael Prior and to everyone who submitted their work!

 

 

The winner of the 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize of $1000 is

Mallory Tater for "Not Yet In Season"

Honourable Mentions go to:

Dominique Bernier-Cormier for "Camping at Fort Stevens"

Jessica Bebenek for "Hic lacet Sepultus"

The prize-winning poems will appear in our Summer 2017 issue. Thank you to our wonderful judge George Murray and to everyone who submitted their work!

 

The winner of the 2015 Young Buck Poetry Prize of $1000 is

Doyali Islam

Honourable Mentions go to:

mallory tater

Joel Vaughan

Dominique Bernier-Cormier

The prize-winning poems will appear in our Summer 2016 issue. Thank you to our wonderful judge Sara Peters and to everyone who submitted their work!

 

The winner of the 2014 Young Buck Poetry Prize of $1000 is

Ruth Daniell from Vancouver, BC for her poem "Fire and Safety"

Honourable Mentions go to:

Michelle Brown from Toronto, ON for her poem "On Forgiving Myself for Not Becoming Famous"

Rebecca Salazar from Fredericton, NB for her poem "Bogotá, 1948"

Carter Vance from Cobourg, ON for his poem "The Way It Ends Up"

This year the judge also wanted to distinguish

Steven Slowka from London, ON for his poem "Eastern Cougar"

Claire Kelly from Fredericton, NB for her poem "As if you steeped and drank these streets"

 

The winner of the 2013 Young Buck Poetry Prize of $1000 is

Pamela Mosher from Ottawa for her poem "Buoyancy"

Honourable Mentions go to:

Emily McGiffin from Toronto for her poem "Accessory"

Trevor Graumann from Winnipeg for his poem "balsam"

Ruth Daniell from Vancouver for her poem "Rapunzel"