2011 Erasure Poetry Contest Short List Announced

After months of careful consideration and many late nights spent reading (and re-reading) more than 250 submissions, Geist is pleased to announce the short list for the 2011 Erasure Poetry Contest. Congratulations to the short-listed entrants!

  • Janet Baker, "A week passed--"
  • Maxianne Berger, Wabi-Sabi
  • Amanda Earl, "Carly grew fried..."
  • Joy Hamilton, Daydreaming
  • Sam Helmer, A Family Gathering
  • Renae Keep, ape
  • Patty Milligan, Uncouth
  • Kathryn Mockler, Companion
  • Raymond Nakamura, Had Me At
  • Karen Press, My Word

The three winners will be announced in Geist 83, our winter issue, out in January 2012. 

Honourable mentions and the remaining short-listed poems will be available to read at geist.com in January 2012.

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