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Announcing the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist

Read the poems shortlisted for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize. The winner will be announced on November 16, 2016.
The shortlisted writers for the CBC Poetry Prize, from left to right: Michael Fraser, Adam Dickinson, Andréa Ledding, Ross Belot and Selina Boan.

The results are in and the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize longlist has been whittled down to five finalists.

The 2016 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist is:

The shortlist was selected by a jury consisting of Roo Borson, George Elliott Clarke and Erín Moure.

The grand prize winner will be announced on Nov. 16. The winner 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 for Arts and Creativity.

The remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts.

To check out the shortlist for the French competition, visit the Prix de poésie Radio-Canada 2016.

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