The Tamarack Prize is awarded to an outstanding poem published in Arc in the preceding year. Selected by a prominent member of Canada’s literary communities, the award includes a $250 prize.
Arc Poetry Magazine’s Tamarack Prize was previously named Confederation Poet’s Prize, in recognition of a group of Canadian poets who were born around the time of Canadian Confederation. The term was first applied and usually refers to Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott. Lampman and Scott, as well their contemporary William Wilfred Campbell, lived and wrote in Ottawa. The prize is now named after the Tamarack Review, a Canadian literary magazine that published in Ontario from 1956 to 1982.
Arc honours the wealth of new Canadian poetry.
As all poems published in Arc are included; entries are not required.