Announcing the 2015 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist
The results are in and the CBC Poetry Prize longlist has been whittled down to five shortlisted poets. The poets include a doctoral fellow, a librarian and an adventurer.
The 2015 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist is:
- Anna Swanson for "The Garbage Poems"
- Jordan Mounteer for "Pareidolia"
- Michelle Elrick for "crow (v.)"
- Emily Nilsen for "Meanwhile"
- Mark Wagenaar for "String Theory"
Each writer will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts. The shortlist was selected by a jury consisting of Karen Solie, Fred Wah and Shane Book.
The grand prize winner will be announced on November 24. He or she will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, publication in Air Canada enRoute magazine and a 10-day writing residency at The Banff Centre.
To check out the shortlist for the French competition, visit the Prix de poésie Radio-Canada 2015.
Want to compete? The CBC Poetry Prize will be accepting submissions until May 31, 2017.