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Contest Winner Profile: Doyali Islam

By Contemporary Verse 2
The lovely Doyali Islam, 2015 winner of the Foster Poetry Prize, is here to encourage you to submit to this...

Contest Winner Profile: Jake Byrne

By Contemporary Verse 2
Meet Jake Byrne, winner of the 2019 Foster Poetry Prize! Jake writes beautiful poetry and funny tweets (@jakebyrnewrites) and will...

Reader Lineup: Fall Issue Launch

By Contemporary Verse 2
We're thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of contributors who will be reading at next Thursday's Zoom launch for the...

Contest Winner Profile: Joseph Kidney

By Contemporary Verse 2
Continuing on with our profiles of past winners of the Foster Poetry Prize, this week we have 2018 winner Joseph...

Fall Issue Launch

By Contemporary Verse 2
Save the date! We'll be launching our Fall 2021 Issue on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. CST over Zoom....

Contest Winner Profile: Ellie Sawatzky

By Contemporary Verse 2
In anticipation of the upcoming deadline for the Foster Poetry Prize, we'll be sharing the profiles of past winners each...

2021 2-Day Poem Contest Winners

By Contemporary Verse 2
The results are in and we're so thrilled to share the winners of CV2's 2021 2-Day Poem Contest! Our judge...

“Black Alive & Looking Back at You” Launch

By Contemporary Verse 2
Join us this Thursday, July 22 at 7pm CT for the Zoom launch of our summer issue, Black Alive &...

People’s Choice — 2021 2-Day Poem Contest

By Contemporary Verse 2
Before we can announce the winners of this year's 2-Day Poem Contest, we need your help determining who will win...