The 2019 Proverse Poetry Prize anthology contained one hundred and twenty-four poems by sixty-nine poets. Poems could be submitted on any subject of the poet’s choosing or on the theme of “Plastic”. There was a free choice of interpretation, form and style.
The countries of birth of these poets include Australia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the Netherlands, South Africa, the Peoples’ Republic of China, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America andTurkey.
The poets are: Abbie Taylor, Ahmed Elbeshlawy, Aiden Heung, Allegra Jostad Silberstein, Andy Peyrie, Angelo Rizzi, Anne Casey, Annie Christain, Anson Wang, Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal, Brittany Mishra, Bruce Arlen Wasserman, C.N. Rajalakshmi, C.W. Emerson, Carol Flake Chapman, Carrie Hooper, Dah Helmer, Deepa Vanjani, Edward Tiesse, Fiona Chen, George Watt, Halil Suat Saraç, Harsh Ramchandani, Hayley Ann Solomon, Helen Davis, Helen Oliver, Ian Chambers, Iris Litt, Jennifer Ann Eagleton, Joanna Radwańska-Williams, Joy Al-Sofi, Jun Pan, Kate Hawkins, Keith Nunes, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Liam Blackford, Libby Wong, Luisa Ternau, Lynda Lambert, Maggie Wong, Maria Elena Blanco, Marjory Woodfield, Martin Jon Porter, Matthew Harris, M. Ann Reed, Mocco Wollert, Neil Douglas, Paola Caronni, Patience O’Neill, Patrick Reardon, Peter Verbica, Raymond Calbay, Rayn Epremian, Reema Baniabbasi, Rena Ong, R.J. Keeler, Rony Nair, Simona Rackova, Solomon Au Yeung, Stéphane D’Amour, Sui Ping Au Yeung, Susan Lavender, Suzanne Cottrell, Teresa Ngan-fung Chu, Thea Biesheuvel, Vincent Casaregola, Vinni Relwani, Wayne Mattingly, Zachary Knox.