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The Montreal International Poetry Prize final entry deadline

June 1

The Montreal International Poetry Prize is committed to encouraging the creation of original works of poetry, to building international readership, and to exploring the world’s Englishes.

The Montreal International Poetry Prize awards one prize of $20,000 CAD to one poet for a single poem of 40 or fewer lines. A jury of internationally reputed poets and critics select a shortlist of 50 poems, from which a judge chooses one winning poem. The shortlist of 50 poems is published in The Global Poetry Anthology.

The prize is run by the Department of English at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

The 2020 Competition judge is Yusef Komunyakaa.

Learn more here.


June 1