Congratulations to the 2015 Young Buck Winners

 DOYALI ISLAM, grand prize winner.

Doyali Islam’s poems have been published in Kenyon Review Online, Grain, and Arc, among other places. Currently, she is undertaking a Chalmers Arts Fellowship to teach herself the basics of parkour and to investigate how this movement practice will change her poetics. For two years, she curated and hosted Conspiracy of 3 Literary Reading Series out of North Bay. She is 31 and lives in Toronto. Find her at


 DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER, honourable mention.

Dominique Bernier-Cormier is a poet and non-fiction writer from Montreal. His work has recently appeared in Scrivener Creative Review, and is forthcoming in The Malahat Review and BookThug's BafterC. He is currently the poetry editor at PRISM international.


 MALLORY TATER, honourable mention.

Mallory Tater is a poet and fiction writer from Ottawa pursuing her MFA at the University of British Columbia. Her work has been published in PRISM international, CV2, The Malahat Review, Poetry is Dead, and others.


 JOEL VAUGHAN, honourable mention.

Joel W. Vaughan works as a printer’s apprentice in Massey College, Toronto. His work has appeared in such publications as Geist, Vox, and Broken Pencil, among others.


Thank you to everyone who submitted and a huge thanks to our Judge Sara Peters!

We can't wait to see what poetry next year's Young Buck contest will bring.