Congratulations to the Ten Finalists for the 2015 Berfrois Poetry Prize!



Aalooran Rahman Bora of Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Nancy Devine of Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

Anaïs Duplan, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Andre Gerard of Vancouver, Canada

Mel Goldberg of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

Len Lawson of Sumter, South Carolina, USA

Dawn Promislow of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Philip Schaefer of Missoula, Montana, USA

Jessica Sequeira of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sarah Shields of San Marcos, California, USA


The qualifying poem by each of these finalists will be published at Berfrois in the coming two weeks. Each finalist has submitted four more poems to Berfrois, and the winner of the 2015 Berfrois Poetry Prize will be selected on the basis of the finalists’ five-poem portfolios. The winner will receive a cash award and publication of their portfolio at Berfrois (with an introduction by Daniel Bosch).

Follow the finalists’ poems as they are posted! Join the discussion of the poems on Berfrois’s Facebook page and Twitter feed @berfrois. The winner will be announced on February 1, 2015.