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The Walrus launches $5,000 poetry prize

Karen Solie (Photo: Barbara Stoneham)

A single poem could fill your pockets with $5,000, thanks to The Walrus’s new poetry award.

The shortlist for the Walrus Poetry Prize will be blind judged by the magazine’s poetry editor, Michael Lista, with Griffin Poetry Prize recipient Karen Solie picking the winner. The finalists’ poems will be posted on The Walrus‘s website, where visitors can vote for their favourite through the $1,000 Readers’ Choice award.

The contest ends July 31. Finalists will be announced Sept. 1, when voting will commence for the Readers’ Choice award. Both winners will be announced Oct. 18 at an event in Toronto.