Your judges for the 2013 Poetry Prize
Last week we presented you with the shortlist for the 2013 Poetry Prize, and asked you to vote for your favourite collection. We’ll be announcing the winner of the public vote later this week, but until then we thought we would introduce you to three writers whose job it is to pick the Grand Prize winner.
Sue Goyette’s poetry has appeared (in addition to in print) on the Toronto subway system and in wedding vows, and was spray-painted on a sidewalk somewhere in St. John’s. The author of four award-winning books of poems, she published a novel, Lures, in 2002 and currently teaches in the creative writing program at Dalhousie University. Sue also won the CBC Poetry Prize in 2008 for "Outskirts".
David McGimpsey’s latest book, Li’l Bastard, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and listed as one of the best poetry books of 2011 by the National Post. He is the author of the award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture and teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University.
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Anne Michaels is the author of three highly acclaimed poetry collections, including Miner’s Pond, which was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award. In 1996, Michaels published Fugitive Pieces, her award-winning, internationally bestselling first novel. In Canada, it was on the national bestseller list for over two years.
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The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Monday, September 30th.