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

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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