Very Small Verse Contest 2021 Winner

Very Small Verse Contest: small poems, big ideas. As the saying goes, poetry is everywhere and what easier way to fill our everyday moments with poetry than with micropoems? Micropoems are poems that are spare in size but not in impact, whose ambitions and effects are bigger than the form.

The Very Small Verse Contest invites and challenges poets to submit 4 micropoems – at least six (6) words in length but no more than two hundred (200) characters.


Congratulations to Rae Crossman and his poem “Sometimes”– the 2021 Winner of the Very Small Verse Contest!

Poet: Rae Crossman Poem title: Sometimes Poem: Rushing into our early morning bedroom with her under-the-pillow discovery. My daughter’s toothless grin. Sometimes poetry is like that: all tooth fairy no incisors. Sometimes it’s wolf canines and snap of bone. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Rae Crossman Winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ Very Small Verse Contest 2021 Living on the Haldimand Tract in Kitchener, Ontario, Rae Crossman writes poetry both for the page and for oral performance. He has published poems in literary magazines and dramatized them on theatre stages, in classrooms, and around campfires on canoe trips. Working with dancers, musicians, and visual artists, he is particularly interested in the collaborative process of creativity. Joint projects include storytelling, choral compositions, and theatrical pieces set in natural environments.

 

Copyright © Rae Crossman

Living on the Haldimand Tract in Kitchener, Ontario, Rae Crossman writes poetry both for the page and for oral performance. He has published poems in literary magazines and dramatized them on theatre stages, in classrooms, and around campfires on canoe trips. Working with dancers, musicians, and visual artists, he is particularly interested in the collaborative process of creativity. Joint projects include storytelling, choral compositions, and theatrical pieces set in natural environments.

 

The juror for the 2021 Very Small Verse Contest was Neil Aitken.