29 poets make the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize longlist


The next winner of the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize will be found among this list of 29 Canadian poets.

Here is the complete list of finalists:

The longlist was selected by a team of readers, all published Canadian poets: Helen Hajnoczky, Liz Howard, Brent MacLaine, Sharon McCartney, Cassidy McFadzean, Guillaume Morissette, Soraya Peerbaye, Michael Prior, Jamaal Jackson Rogers and Rebecca Thomas.

The jury, which consists of Roo Borson, George Elliott Clarke and Erín Moure, will select the four finalists and the grand prize winner. The shortlist will be announced on Nov. 10 and the grand prize winner will be revealed on Nov. 16. The winning poet will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, publication in Air Canada enRoute magazine and a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

To check out the longlist for the French competition, go to the Prix de poésie Radio-Canada 2016.

The CBC Poetry Prize has been awarded annually since 1979. Past winners include Lorna Crozier, Alison Pick, Jeramy Dodds and Susan Musgrave.

Last year's winner was Mark Wagenaar. You can read his winning poem "String Theory" here.

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