Each year The Capilano Review invites entries for its Annual Robin Blaser Contest.

The winning entry receives an award of $1000, plus publication in an upcoming issue of TCR.


The Capilano Review's Annual Robin Blaser Poetry Award began in 2011 to honour Robin Blaser's role in the formation of West Coast poetics. Each year we invite a Canadian poet to draw on Blaser's work to create a focus for the contest and to act as the contest judge. Past judges have included Miriam Nicholls, Sharon Thesen, Meredith Quartermain, Peter Quarterman, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, Soma Feldmar, Aisha Sasha John, and Wayde Compton.

2018 Contest

The 2018 contest will be announced in late Spring. Stay tuned for more details!

Fee: $30 for Canadian entries, $40 for US/international entries

Length: Maximum 6 pages per entry. 

*Each entry includes a one-year subscription to The Capilano Review. If you already have a subscription, we will extend your subscription or sign up a friend!

*Please include your name, email, and mailing address on the cover letter but no identification on the pages of the poem/s.


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