TCR’s 2nd annual Robin Blaser Poetry Award

TCR‘s 2nd annual Robin Blaser Poetry Award

Deadline: August 1

The contest’s judges, Miriam Nichols and Sharon Thesen, have provided a thematic statement for this year’s contest:

Throughout his writing life, Robin Blaser repeatedly turned to the sacred as a meditation on otherness: the world does not appear in his poems and essays as an economy of the Same, but as a dialogue among differences. In “Poetry and Positivisms,” he writes that “our cultural condition has a great deal to do with the nature of the sacred and that poetry of a certain order returns again and again to a discourse of cosmos with new attentions and cares.” Considering Blaser’s work on the other in the Image-Nation poems and in his essays, how might such a “discourse of cosmos” be articulated now?

Award: $500 (CAD) + publication in the Fall issue.
Fee: $35 for Canadian entries and $45 (CAD) for non-Canadian.

Maximum 8 pages per entry.

Each entry will qualify for a one-year subscription to The Capilano Review. If you already have a subscription, we will extend your subscription or sign up a friend.

Send poems to:
The Capilano Review
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC

V7J 3H5

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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