Home > Contests > Contest Deadline Extension Announcement: The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize!

We’re extending our contest deadline for The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize, judged by Aisha Sasha John, until October 15th! You could win the $1500 Grand Prize, $600 Runner-up prize, or $400 Second Runner-up prize!

Our Contest Judge: AISHA SASHA JOHN is a dancer and poet. Her solo performance the aisha of oz premiered at the Whitney Museum in New York in June 2017. Another iteration of the show will take place at the MAI in Montreal in April 2018. I have to live., Aisha’s third collection of poems, was published by McClelland and Stewart this spring. Her previous collection THOU (BookThug 2014) was finalist for both the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the ReLit Poetry Award. Aisha’s video work and text art have been exhibited in galleries (Doris McCarthyOakville Galleries) and was commissioned by Art Metropole as part of her public art performance residency Let’s understand what it means to be here (together). Aisha has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and a B.A. in African Studies and Semiotics from the University of Toronto. She was born in Montreal.

Submit up to three poems per entry (100 lines max!). Entry fee to our contests include a one-year subscription to the magazine or an extension of an existing subscription. Read the rules and regulations and submit via submittable. We’re excited to read your work!