The Glosa Poem Competition
the Winners List
8 Honourable Mention Awards
entries to receive a fancy certificate
Plus all winning
entries to be published in a chapbook
and will receive
1 free chapbook for every poem included.
poems must be written in the glosa style.
The glosa is a Spanish form invented by court poets in the 14th and
It comprises two parts.
The first part called the texte or cabeza
consists of a stanza chosen from a poem by a well-known poet. The poet
can be dead or living.
The second part the glosa proper
is a gloss or elaboration of the texte. Each stanza of the glosa ends
with a repetition
of a consecutive line of the texte. Both rhyme and free verse glosas
entries are not to exceed 40 lines.
This excludes the spaces between the stanzas and this excludes the texte.
must be inspired by 3 - 5 lines of a famous poet. This is the texte.
glosa title, texte and author of the texte must appear on the same page
as the glosa.
must be original, unpublished and not sent elsewhere. Blind judging.
not include your name on the same page as the glosa, back or front.
Include a separate page with author name, complete mailing address,
and e-mail (if possible) and glosa title(s).
1 poem for $5 or 3 poems for $10
September 30th, 2010, postmark date.
entries with payment to:
Court, Thornhill, Ont. L4J 6H9
prizes to be awarded in Canadian dollars.
There is no
limit to the number of submissions per poet.
#10 self-addressed, stamped envelope for Winners List.
Judge is Elana Wolff