The Walrus Poetry Prize 2014
Hal Jackman Foundation

Vote for the Readers’ Choice Award beginning September 1, 2014.

Read the shortlisted poems and cast your vote to select the 2014 Walrus Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award winner. The winning poem will be published at and in the December issue of The Walrus. The winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, made possible by the Hal Jackman Foundation’s generous support.

Award-winning poet Amanda Jernigan will choose this year’s juried winner, from a short li­st compiled by The Walrus magazine’s poetry editor, Michael Lista. All entries will be judged blindly.The juried winner will be awarded $4000. Previous juried winners are Kateri Lanthier (2013) and Méira Cook (2012). We will announce the recipients of the 2014 Walrus Poetry Prize and Readers’ Choice Award in November.

Submissions are now closed.

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The Walrus Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to the Hal Jackman Foundation for generously supporting the Walrus Poetry Prize and poetry in The Walrus.