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Poem of the Year: Readers’ Choice

Thanks for Voting!



The Read­ers’ Choice Shortlist, 2013minipdf


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 until the con­test res­ults are decided.


How to Vote:

  • Any­one can vote
  • Down­load the shortlist or view the PDF online
  • Email your top pick, with title and page num­ber, to
  • Only one vote will be accep­ted from each email address
  • DEADLINE FOR VOTES: April 15, 2013
  • Readers’ Choice Award winner will be pub­lished along with the Poem of the Year in Arc’s Sum­mer 2013 issue


The Read­ers’ Choice Shortlist, 2013minipdf