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The 2014 CBC Poetry Prize juror shares some insight on the perils of patience.

Alison Pick on saying yes to writing and no to everything else  »

The author of Between Gods fields questions on posthumous publishing and the writer she's most indebted to.





Rachel Rose on filling up the emptiness that comes after writing  »

Some inspired advice on filling the well of creativity and the importance of living an inspired life.

2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Coyote Medicine/Medicine Coyote" by Alessandra Naccarato  »

The surreal apparition of a coyote pack brings up questions of bloodlines and the traces that remain.





2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Tar Swan" by David Martin  »

Myth-making, sleight of hand and harsh reality collide in the Alberta oil sands.

Emily St. John Mandel has no idea where she's going... and she's okay with that  »

The buzzed-about author on mystery endings and the literary event of her dreams.





2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Burnt Pot, Riverbank, Indifferent Sky" by Cynthia Woodman Kerkham  »

An elderly aunt stands firm in her home and her life, despite an ailing mind.

2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Coda" by Basma Kavanagh  »

The world brings itself back from the brink after the disappearance of its most destructive species.

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  • Katherena Vermette's "weird profession," and how patience is going to hurt you
  • Alison Pick on saying yes to writing and no to everything else
  • Rachel Rose on filling up the emptiness that comes after writing
  • 2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Coyote Medicine/Medicine Coyote" by Alessandra Naccarato
  • 2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Tar Swan" by David Martin
  • Emily St. John Mandel has no idea where she's going... and she's okay with that
  • 2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Burnt Pot, Riverbank, Indifferent Sky" by Cynthia Woodman Kerkham
  • 2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Coda" by Basma Kavanagh
  • Finalists for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize announced
  • 2014 CBC Poetry Prize: "Settler Education" by Laurie D. Graham
  • Alessandra Naccarato: "Poetry is how I see the world"
  • Basma Kavanagh: "Poetry is our way of telling ourselves who we are"
  • Cynthia Woodman Kerkham: "I love how poetry pays attention"
  • Laurie D. Graham: "Writing poetry is like playing a musical instrument"
  • David Martin: "Tension was one of the motivations in writing my poem"
  • Poet Matthew Tierney on the insidious pressure to be successful
  • CBC Short Story Prize winner heads to the big screen
  • Tanis Rideout on building the language of her work (literally)
  • Jason Guriel on hoarding and keeping your best lines off Twitter
  • Lorri Neilsen Glenn on bringing a wealth of reading to the page
  • GG winner Kim Thúy on the zeros she got in creative writing class
  • 12 fall books with a CBC Literary Prize pedigree
  • Poet Marilyn Gear Pilling on the treasure trove of the unconscious
  • Poet Cyril Dabydeen on finding your craft "close to the bone"
  • Michael Crummey: How I wrote Sweetland
  • Poet Jenna Butler on why you should never write in a vacuum
  • Poet Jordan Abel on why poetry has no boundaries
  • Frances Itani on hearing voices... and trusting your own
  • 2014 CBC Poetry Prize longlist announced
  • George Bowering: How I wrote Mirror on the Floor
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  • Caroline Adderson: How I wrote Ellen in Pieces
  • Raising author Eric McCormack's "Scottish hackles"
  • Camilla Gibb: The toughest thing an editor ever told me
  • Ivan Coyote: 11 things I learned while writing my 11 books
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  • Bringing the modern dad to the blogosphere
  • Shakespeare High: Caliban ditches the party
  • "We see them at their worst": Gail Bowen on creating strong characters in crime fiction
  • Shakespeare High: Ophelia has a totally surreal phone conversation
  • Shakespeare High: Cordelia wants Dad to start dating
  • Patti-Kay Hamilton receives prize at The Banff Centre
  • The best Fringe play that no one has written... yet
  • 6 Canadian writers on the first thing they ever wrote
  • Marissa Stapley: How I wrote Mating for Life
  • 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize: And the winner is...
  • Must read nonfiction from CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize readers
  • 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize: Announcing YOUR favourite
  • Fat Girl Food Squad: Blogging has never tasted so revolutionary
  • Denise Chong on bringing order to the chaos
  • Fringe plays no one has written: "Angster," football and questionable sculpture
  • David Macfarlane on putting the fun in creative nonfiction
  • Author Carolyn Abraham: Show, don't tell
  • How Margaret Laurence welcomed Guy Vanderhaeghe into "the tribe"
  • "Some Distant World" by Brandee Eubank
  • "The Hunter and the Swan" by Patti-Kay Hamilton


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