2021 2-Day Poem Contest Winners

The results are in and we’re so thrilled to share the winners of CV2’s 2021 2-Day Poem Contest!

Our judge this year was Halle Gulbrandsen (who won first place in the 2020 contest) and the ten words for 2021 were: palm, embank, sheer, wrest, lacuna, whizzed, runny, mustard, balter, and nubivagant.

Without further ado, here are the winners of this year’s 2-Day Poem Contest:

First Place: “In the future you are still here” by Hailey Siracky
Second Place: “a basement birthday party in manitoba, 2006” by Roshni Riar
Third Place: “Untraveled Orbits” by Krishnakumar Sankaran
Editor’s Choice: “undone” by Kari Teicher
Editor’s Mom’s Choice: “Gloss” by David Epstein
People’s Choice: “Jujubes” by Sepideh Soltaninia

Thank you to all those who participated this year, to Halle Gulbrandsen for judging the contest, and to everyone who voted for People’s Choice. An extra special thank you goes out to Charlie Peters, the wonderful mom who selected Editor’s Mom’s Choice!

The winning poems will be published in our Fall 2021 issue and on our website soon.

The 2-Day Poem Contest will be held again in April 2022, and you can find more information about the contest here. See you next year!