Erasure Contest Winners
Winners of the 2017 Occasional Geist Erasure Contest
1ST PRIZE tinder bio
I’d rather not die alone.
I’m slow to improve. I don’t party.
I have a rat and two cacti. All are named Don.
I don’t get high and I floss nightly so don’t worry about that.
I can count to eleven in Portuguese
I kiss with vigour. Sex is cool.
If you want to grab a drink I’m down ;) Cara Schacter lives and tinders in Toronto. Her poem “Please Play Again” was published in Geist 106, and her postcard story “Hummus” was long-listed for the 12th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest.
2ND PRIZE undercover report on the fixer at pharmaloot
He, from report alone was not slow and with characteristics which led him to qualify
According to him the original fails, they ship something blue instead, throw over
in secret direct and subsequent blame.
The main impressions chart as passion, capacity’s force tinged by choices
He tows in wealth, nineteen times out of twenty a mass of material substantial indeed in secret serious harm. Rose Maloukis is a poet and visual artist. Her poetry was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize and two poems were recently published in Issue #105 of Matrix. She lives in Montreal.
3RD PRIZE anthropocene i
Knowledge is the silken object we adore. When, however, we lose sight of the original, we lament, dear, that the world should leave so dispassionately! It is then that nature feels empty; and we follow, ashamed—divested of this earth, mere creatures look back with regret to that real beauty.
Sue Sinclair’s most recent collection of poetry, Heaven's Thieves (Brick Books), won the 2017 Pat Lowther Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of New Brunswick.