Win a vintage ‘object d’art,’ our 50/50 cash prize, and all the honour and clout that comes with being an Awesomeness Winner—by entering Arc’s May Award of Awesomeness! spacer spacer The May contest will be judged by Arc’s Poetry Editor, Sarah Tsiang! spa cer spacer The May prompt is: “in fine form” “This month, […]
Ancestor vs. Ancestor – Sadiqa de Meijer The darkness then was darker than we know; it never left the corners of a room, rose velvetly from cellars, where it blinded the potatoes— like curd it formed a film on wooden spoons. Grains of darkness clustered between brothers. Dark moisture kept the cabbage leaves apart. All […]
. A Drawing Lesson I remember the rules from childhood: blue sky above, brown earth below, colour in between, and, somewhere high up, a beaming yellow sun. I follow the rules, discarding all I have learned between the brown earth of childhood and the thin blue sky of now, try to locate the random specifics […]
From this shortlist, we are asking you, the readers, to pick your favourite poem and vote for it to be the Readers’ Choice Award winner. The poem with the most votes will receive the $250 Readers’ Choice Award.
Arc Poetry Magazine is now accepting applications from candidates wishing to be Arc’s next Poet-in-Residence! The 2022/2023 program year goes from November 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023. Please Note: this project is pending funding and subject to change. Arc Poetry Magazine reserves the right to cancel or modify this program without further notice. […]
. Mary Oliver in the Hereafter I have walked back home, weightless beside a field of cosmos crowding ripe sunflowers. Tomorrow rests, set to go, brief as a match-head flare. Whether you waken hearing birdsong or feathery catastrophes, what do you bring to honour self in the process? Meanwhile, across the lake starlight slides into […]