Arc 74: It’s Awards Season!

Poem of the Year and Diana Brebner Prize winners. Look inside for Kristina Bresnen’s intricate crown of sonnets that pulled in the Poem of the Year’s $5000 1st prize!
 
Also featuring Matt Jones’ vvid war poem that…

Arc 73: Canada’s Up-and-At-You Poetry Magazine

Emerging talents, ones-to-watch, and debuts. You’ll find them all in Arc’s up-and-comers issue, now on newsstands.
 
In this latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, some of Canada’s most established poets—award-winners…

Arc Poetry Magazine launches ‘The North’

The North issue—the 72nd in Arc’s long history of publishing the best of Canadian poetry—focuses on writing coming out of Canada’s high latitudes.
 
Writers from Labrador, Yukon, Northern BC and other points north…

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Polls closed for POTY Reader’s Choice

Let the counting commence! That’s it that’s all; the voting has officially closed for Arc’s Reader’s Choice Poem of the Year for 2014. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

Poem of the Year update

Our volunteers are still hard at working converting hard copy to electronic text — the shortlist will be posted soon!
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Poem of the Year Contest

Who will write the Poem of 2014?   In 2014, Arc will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize to the Poem of the Year!   Deadline: February 14, 2014
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Diana Brebner Prize

Diana Brebner Prize Celebrates Emerging Poets The Diana Brebner Prize is awarded yearly for the best poem written by a National Capital Region poet, who has not yet been published in book form. The $500 prize honours the late Diana Brebner, an award-winning Ottawa-based poet who was devoted to fostering literary talent among new, local writers. 2014 Diana Brebner Prize Guidelines: Entry fee is $23.00 for up to two poems, and includes a one-year subscription to Arc, beginning with the Summer issue; Payments can be made through PayPal, or by cheque or money order made [...]
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Archibald Lampman Award

The Archibald Lampman Award recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region.   Next entry deadline: March 31, 2014, for books published between January and December 2013 by a recognized publisher. View press releases. The Inspiration Archibald Lampman was one of Canada’s finest 19th-century poets. Born in 1861, he graduated from Trinity College (Toronto) in 1882, then moved to Ottawa where he worked for the Post Office until his death in 1899. He is known for his ability to immerse metaphysics in the details of nature, which [...]
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2012’s best poem pub­lished in Arc: Vancouver Aquarium Secret by Barbara Nickel

The Con­fed­er­a­tion Poets Prize, named in recog­ni­tion of a group of Cana­dian poets who were born around the time of Cana­dian Con­fed­er­a­tion, is awarded annually to the best poem pub­lished in Arc during the pre­ced­ing year. In the for­ma­tive years of a new coun­try, these poets helped lay the foun­da­tion for a tra­di­tion of poetry. A cen­tury later, Arc hon­ours them and acknowl­edges the wealth of new Cana­dian poetry. This year’s winner is Barbara Nickel for “Vancouver Aquarium Secret” from Arc 69, our Children’s Poetry annual. Nickel’s descriptions of moving through urban [...]
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Critic’s Desk Award 2013 Winners!

Critic’s Desk Award With the Critic’s Desk Award, Arc marks the importance that the thoughtful treatment of poetry holds in the evolution and wider appreciation of the genre. Inaugurated in Arc’s 25th-anniversary year, the Critic’s Desk Award honours excellence in book reviewing. The Award is given annually to a feature review and to a brief review to have been published in Arc in the previous calendar year.
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Arc Poetry Magazine honours Ottawa poets.

Arc is proud to present the winner of the 2013 Archibald Lampman Award for best book of poetry by a National-Capital Area author, tonight, at the Ottawa Book Awards!   The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nineteenth-century poets. Lampman moved to Ottawa in 1882, and much of his poetry was inspired by the National Capital region. The 2013 Archibald Lampman Award will be presented on October 22, at the Shenkman Arts Centre, in conjunction with the City of Ottawa Book Awards. Congratulations to [...]
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More Books for Your Buck

Arc is celebrating in September!   For the month of September, the first 75 people to purchase a subscription to Arc—whether you’re new, renewing or buying a gift for someone else—will get even more poetry for their dollar! In addition to new issues of Canada’s favourite poetry magazine—including our upcoming special on the North—the first 75 subscribers will also receive two free, Canadian poetry books for a two year subscription, or one free book of for a one year subscription. No shipping, no handling, just great Canadian poetry delivered right to your door! We have 150 [...]
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Poem of the Year: Readers’ Choice

Thanks for Voting!     The Read­ers’ Choice Shortlist, 2013   The Read­ers’ Choice Award gives all of Arc read­ers and web­ vis­it­ors the oppor­tun­ity to read through the poems short­l­is­ted for this year’s Poem of the Year contest, and vote for their favour­ites! Voting starts on March 21st and closes April 15th. The author of the win­ning poem will be awar­ded a sum of $250. The Readers’ Choice Award does not affect the process of selecting the Poem of the Year.  Note that this is a blind com­pet­i­tion and that poets will remain anonym­ous to all judges [...]
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