Young Buck Judge Announced

George Murray is the author of six books of poetry, including Diversion (ECW, 2015),

Whiteout (2012), The Rush to Here (Nightwood, 2007) and The Hunter (McClelland &

Stewart, 2003), as well as one best-selling book of aphorisms, Glimpse (ECW 2010), and the

children’s book Wow Wow and Haw Haw (Breakwater, 2014).


His work has appeared in magazines and journals across Canada and around the world,

including, Brick, CV2, Fiddlehead, Geist, Granta (UK), Iowa Review (USA), London Magazine

(UK), Mid-American Review (USA), New American Writing (USA), New Quarterly, New

Welsh Review (UK), Pasture (NZ), The Walrus, and has appeared in over 20 anthologies.


George has taught poetry at several institutions, most recently in UBC’s MFA program and

at the University of Toronto. He is the former poetry editor at the Literary Review of

Canada, and from 2003 to 2011 was the owner and operator of the popular literary website He is currently the editor of He lives in St. John’s where he is

the city’s poet laureate.





The Young Buck contest runs annually with an entry deadline in October so you've got plenty of time to work on your entry poem. Any subject, any style. It's OK to get a little weird if you're into that.

Check out the full contest details and happy writing!