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2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize Winner

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We are so pleased to share the winner and honourable mentions of the 2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize, as selected...

2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize Shortlist

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We’re thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Young Buck Poetry Prize, as selected by our wonderful judge, Terese...

2020 2-Day Poem Contest Winners

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Our judge this year was Jocelyn Anderson (who won first place in the 2019 contest) and the ten words for...

2019 Lina Chartrand Award Winner

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A gifted playwright, dramaturge, screenwriter and poet, Lina Chartrand was also a passionate Toronto activist who worked tirelessly to combat...

COVID-19 Response

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We know these are difficult, uncertain times, and one way we can contribute is to let you know that we...

2019 Young Buck Poetry Prize Winner

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The Young Buck poetry prize is awarded to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and...

“Fermentation” by Rachel Jansen

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Rachel Jansen lives in Vancouver, where she completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia in 2018. Her work...

“recipes in a dead language” by Amy LeBlanc

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Amy LeBlanc is a writer and editor from Calgary, Alberta. She is currently non-fiction editor at filling Station Magazine and...

“mosom” by Samantha Marie Nock

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Samantha Marie Nock is a Cree-Métis writer, jr front end web developer, database nerd, and certified cat lady from the...