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Announcing the 2015 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist

Meet the five poets shortlisted for the 2015 CBC Poetry Prize — including a doctoral fellow, a librarian and an adventurer. The winner will be announced on November 24, 2016.

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.

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