Oberon Poetry Magazine's Annual Contest offers a prize of $1,000.00 for the winning poem. All entries are judged anonymously and past judges have included Louis Simpson, Siv Cedering, Lewis Asekoff and George Wallace. Poet Ruth Thompson will award this year's prize and honorable mentions.
"Oberon is a remarkable anthology of what is best in American poetry. I love the volume's clarity, certainly topographically, as poems and illustrations 'furrow' along the page, and I have in mind the origin of the word 'verse', from the Latin 'versera' to turn at the end of a furrow with a plow. I love the variety of voices and visions, a gathering of the world's human voices anointed by the caul of poetry."
- Vince Clemente
"The poetry in Claire Nicolas White's anthology strikes me as something new in American Poetry. There is no straining after effect, yet in poem after poem, surprise, and in poem after poem, delight. In most of the poems in this collection rules don't apply."
- Louis Simpson