2018 Far Horizons Poetry Award:
The Shortlist

We are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Far Horizons Poetry Award! Well over 400 entries were received from emerging poets around the world, and the task was tough to whittle them down to just 18. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to those shortlisted!

The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced by July 11 on our website and social media pages, as chosen by judge Carolyn Smart.

Andreae Callanan, "Impromptu" and "Infinity dress"
Eric Demore, "flying from Byzantium"
Heather Fraser, "Kitchen Sonnet"
Charlotte Garrett, "Out the black hole of night"
Gord Grisenthwaite, "yéye?"
Elisabeth Haikkala, "My Own Future Bones"
Cheryl Jacklin-Piraino, "Creed"
Carrie Jenkins, "Fourteen"
Laurie Koensgen, "I am a woman to whom men say"
Robert Kohen, "Four Lawn Portraits"
Sara Mang, "Throat Song"
Katie McGarry, "fishhook"
Emily Osborne, "Venn diagrams"
Marianne Pengelly, "Wearing a Snake to a Funeral"
Catherine J. Stewart, "Chambermaid, Golden Lodge Hotel circa 1930"
Janice Tokar, "Intersection"
Laura Zacharin, "Her Burning Room"