Announcing our 2019 Robin Blaser Poetry Contest Shortlist!

Congratulations to the following four poets whose submissions to our 2019 Robin Blaser Poetry Contest have been shortlisted by our esteemed judge Jen Currin

Bardia Sinaee

Benjamin J. Brezner

Conyer Clayton

Jim Johnstone

The entries of Bardia Sinaee, Benjamin J. Brezner, Conyer Clayton and Jim Johnstone have been selected for their playful and compelling considerations of this year’s theme: the consideration of a polis and the idea that laughter is a form of truth.

We would like to sincerely thank each poet who shared their work with us this year. Our judge was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the entries. We would also like to thank Jen Currin for the time and thought put into judging the contest, especially given how difficult it was to shortlist these poems.

Our final winner, who will receive $1000 as well as publication in an upcoming issue of TCR, will be announced in mid-December. 

TCR’s Robin Blaser Poetry Contest will be open for submissions again in June 2020.

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