Monday, January 17, 2011

TNQ's Nick Blatchford Poetry Contest

It's that time of year again: almost-deadline time for Canadian literary journal The New Quarterly's annual Nick Blatchford poetry contest. The contest is for "poems written in response to an occasion, personal or public - poems of gratitude or grief, poems that celebrate or berate, poems that make of something an occasion or simply mark one."

For details about the contest, click on the TNQ cover image.

To read Amanda Jernigan's charming essay on poems and occasions, click here.


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