We are excited to announce our inaugural judge, Daniel Scott Tysdal.

Daniel Scott Tysdal is a writer, teacher, and filmmaker. He is the ReLit Award-winning author of three books of poetry, the poetry textbook The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems (Oxford University Press), and the TEDx talk, “Everything You Need to Write a Poem (and How It Can Save a Life).” Most recently, his short film Wave Form won Best Experimental Short at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and Frog Hollow Press published his chapbook, Mad Fold-In Poems. He teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Judging should be finalized, and the winner contacted, in early February of 2021.

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