Vallum Award for Poetry 2016
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5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0
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1st place: "To my mother, aloud" by E. Canine McJabber
2nd place: "To a Young Man Seen Wearing a Bow Tie" by James McKee
Honourable mention: "Dietary Restriction" by Catriona Wright
Honourable mention: "blooming on my skin (a flor de piel)" by María José Giménez
Honourable mention: "Her First First Nations Boyfriend" by Sue Reynolds
Honourable mention: "Joy" by Salvatore Difalco
The winning poems appear in Vallum 14:1 "Evolution."
Thanks to Jeramy Dodds, the 2016 contest judge.
1st place: "Girl Gives Birth to Thunder" by K.T. Billey
2nd place: "It Was a Golden Age of Monsters" by John Sibley Williams
Honourable mention: "Finding the Field with No Roads" by Grace Vermeer
Honourable mention: "Vicarious" by Joan Crate
Honourable mention: "The Outsider" by Maxence Yaelle
Honourable mention: "They Were There" by Alycia Pirmohamed
The winning poems appear in Vallum 13:1 Open Call.
Thanks to Stephanie Bolster, the 2015 contest judge.
Winning poems appear in Vallum 12:1 "Surrender"
Thanks to George Elliott Clarke, the 2014 contest judge.
Honourable Mention: "No Paradise Here" by Mary Ann Moore
Honourable Mention:"Summer" by Elana Wolff
Honourable Mention:"Dun" by Ulrike Narwani
Winning poems appear in Vallum 11:1 "Thresholds"
1st Place: "A Man of Plain, Common Understanding" by Emily Paskevics
2nd Place: "Ariadne's Thread" by Jim Johnstone
Honourable Mention: "Welcome Sign" by Denver Jermyn
Honourable Mention:"Her He" by Susan C. Evans
Honourable Mention:"The Swan" by Matthew Requa
Winning poems appear in Vallum 10:1 "Magic"
First Place: "Telecommuting Spouses" by Peter Richardson
Second Place: “Veninum Lupinum” by Jack Miller
Honourable Mention: "Dark Matter" by Roxanna Bennett
Honourable Mention: "Tougher Than Leather" by Joseph Anderson
Honourable Mention: "Up Ahead" by Lucy Ricciardi
Winning poems appear in Vallum 9:1 "Pakistan."