CBC Literary Prizes

Lie Down Within the Night by Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for Lie Down Within the Night.

2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist

Lauren Carter is an author and poet living in St. Andrews, Man. (Jason Mills)

Lauren Carter has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for Lie Down Within the Night.

About Lauren

Lauren Carter is the author of the novel Swarm and the poetry collection Lichen Bright. She's currently at work on four books, including a poetry collection to be published in 2019. A transplanted Ontarian, she lives in St. Andrews, Man., where she works as a creativity coach, a workshop facilitator and a writer, between dog walks and knitting binges.

Entry in five-ish words

Poems from a broken heart

The poem's source of inspiration

"These poems were written in the difficult months following my brother's death from suicide." 

First lines

I carry my life
across Simonhouse
Lake where other canoes
once paddled, heavy

with heaps of pelts.
Behind me, my brother,
abandoned

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Lauren Carter speaks about her CBC Poetry Prize longlisted poem "Lie Down Within the Night." 6:57

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