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Two bald men discuss very little about hats.

Part of the fun of adjudicating TNQ’s writing contests is that the process is completely anonymous. Each entry is given a number, and the writer behind the words remains a mystery until after the winner has been chosen.  Now that we’ve named our winners, however, we’d like to get to know the writers a little [...]

An old soul—Amanda Baker-Patterson

The judges of our Occasional Verse Contest said of Amanda-Baker Patterson’s 3rd place winner, “Happy Heart Day,” that it was the entry “most in the spirit of our contest’s namesake: light verse well done was Nick’s trademark—and his poems, like this one, often had a teasing edge to them.” “Happy Heart Day” is an anti-Valentine’s [...]

Blessings: a conversation with Elizabeth Creith

Poet, artist, and bookmaker Elizabeth Creith was twice short-listed in 2011′s Occasional Verse contest (we’re currently accepting entries for this year’s contest—the deadline is February 28). We wanted to know more about the sensibility that animated her poems—one a house blessing, the other a paean to her favorite bakery, both exuding a sense of warmth [...]

Imaginary Prisons: On Examining Piranesi’s Carceri

Part of the fun of adjudicating TNQ’s writing contests is that the process is completely anonymous. Each entry is given a number, and the writer behind the words remains a mystery until after the winner has been chosen.  Now that we’ve named our winners, however, we’d like to get to know the writers a little [...]

Mary Kim on How the Earth Moves Poetry

Part of the fun of adjudicating TNQ’s writing contests is that the process is completely anonymous. Each entry is given a number, and the writer behind the words remains a mystery until after the winner has been chosen.  Now that we’ve named our winners, however, we’d like to get to know the writers a little [...]

Rebecca Rosenblum shares her favourite work from TNQ

When it came time to invite writers to read at our 30th birthday party, Rebecca Rosenblum was one of the first who came to mind. Not just because Rebecca is an outstanding and a longstanding TNQ cheer-leader, but because when I mentioned at the Eden Mills Writers Festival that I was planning such an event, [...]

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