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September 2012- Archives

Finalist back from playwrights conference in Sweden

Find out what 2012 finalist Cornelia Hoogland was up to this summer....

Arthur Slade takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

The self-described "Young Adult Fantastical Fiction Guy" submits to our very own 20 questions, courtesy of Canadian author and all-around provocateur Dany Laferrière....

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Meet the jury for the CBC Poetry Prize

Next week we will be revealing the winner of the 2011-2012 Poetry Prize. But before we do that we'd like to introduce you to the three talented poets who determined this year's shortlist (and chose the winner)....

The Shortlist: Q&A with Marion Quednau

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the poets whose creations rose to the top. Marion Quednau's poem, “Yesterday, I looked inside," is shortlisted for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize....

The Shortlist: Q&A with Emily McGiffin

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the poets whose creations rose to the top. Emily McGiffin's poem, "Stikine Country" is shortlisted for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize. We talk...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Catherine Greenwood

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the poets whose creations rose to the top. Catherine Greenwood's poem, “The Texada Queen," is shortlisted for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize. We...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Sadiqa de Meijer

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the poets whose creations rose to the top. Sadiqa de Meijer's poem, “Great Aunt Unmarried," is shortlisted for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize....

The Shortlist: Q&A with Stephanie Bolster

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the poets whose creations rose to the top. Stephanie Bolster's poem, “Long Exposure," is shortlisted for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize. We talk...

Meet the readers: Bruce Taylor

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize to create the longlist. Up next, the Science and Technology Museum's Poet Laureate Bruce Taylor on his tips for writing poetry, writing in general, and what to do...

Meet the readers: Jennifer Still

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize to create the longlist. Up next, Winnipeg-based poet and 2012 John Hirsch Award winner Jennifer Still on balancing family and writing time, and what makes a poem "light...

Meet the readers: Matt Rader

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize and create the longlist. Up next, Comox Valley-based author of the recent book A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno, chats with us on how his...

Meet the readers: Billeh Nickerson

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize into the longlist. Up next, the Vancouver-based writer, arts advocate and founding member of “Haiku Night in Canada” on how his pile of poems held up against the...

Meet the readers: Sachiko Murakami

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize to create the longlist. Up next, the Poetry Editor of Insomniac Press delves into the most striking entries she received and chats about what makes a poem great...

Meet the readers: Dave Margoshes

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize and create the longlist.  Up next, the Saskatoon-based, Stephen Leacock Prize for Poetry winner chats with us about where a writer's paycheque really comes from.  *****...

Meet the readers: Ray Hsu

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize into the longlist. Up next, the League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award winner tries to convince you that the stereotypes facing poets aren't entirely false. *****...

Meet the readers: Katia Grubisic

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize to create the longlist. Up next, writer, editor and translator Katia Grubisic on artists' civic responsibilities, and poets' special privileges with prepositions. *****...

Meet the readers: Jen Currin

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize into the longlist. Up next, the Vancouver-based poet and writing teacher shares her insights after reading hundreds of entries. Can you guess her opinion of clichés and rhyming?*****...

CBC Poetry Prize: The longlist

We received more than 2,300 submissions to the CBC Poetry Competition. Here are the 36 works on the longlist for the 2011-2012 prize (alphabetical by author).Congratulations to those that made the longlist!...

Meet the readers: Oana Avasilichoaei

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian poets who helped narrow down more than 2,300 entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Poetry Prize into the longlist. First up, poet and translator Oana Avasilichoaei on the importance of finding rigour and joy in your use of language.*****...

CBC Short Story Prize: the competition is now open!

Greetings writers!! It’s that time of the year again. Time to compose or polish off those works destined for this year’s CBC Short Story Prize. The Canada Writes Team is anxiously awaiting your original and unpublished works by November 1, 2012.First prize is $6,000 from the Canada Council for the...




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