CBC Literary Prizes

The Muddle in the Middle by Elisabeth Harvor

Elisabeth Harvor has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for The Muddle in the Middle.

2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist

Elisabeth Harvor's first poetry book, Fortress of Chairs, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

Elisabeth Harvor has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for The Muddle in the Middle.

About Elisabeth

Elisabeth Harvor's first poetry book, Fortress of Chairs, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and her second poetry book was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her short story collection Let Me be the One was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. She was also the winner of the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English-Language Literary Arts in 2000. Her work has appeared in a number of periodicals including The New Yorker, Toronto Life and The Malahat Review, which published her novella Across Some Dark Avenue of Plot He Carried Her Body.

Entry in five-ish words

Stories at war in wonderland

First lines

The Muddle in the Middle

You were the 'muddle in the middle' as

Aspects of the Novel might have put it

If E.M Forster had been speaking of you

Instead of the Arc of the Novel and was

Too fond of the little girl as Lewis Carroll

Was too fond of Alice Liddell

The model for the invented Alice who became

    Frightfully tiny

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