30 writers make the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize longlist
Thirty poets have made the longlist for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize. The complete longlist is:
- Late, Again by Susan Alexander (Bowen Island, B.C.)
- Nothing Bothers to Remain by Ross Belot (Hamilton, Ont.)
- Wakanda, Oklahoma by Bertrand Bickersteth (Calgary, Alta.)
- Where You From? by Andrew Burton (Prince George, B.C.)
- Nanaji by Avineet Cheema (Toronto, Ont.)
- Drunk River by Kayla Czaga (Vancouver, B.C.)
- Miss Mercy by A.B. Dillon (Calgary, Alta.)
- In Every City, the Trees; The Ex-Fighter Dreams a New History by Chelsea Dingman (Edmonton, Alta.)
- (M)other by Sanita Fejzić (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Solo. by Emily Leduc Gagné (Toronto, Ont.)
- Canadian Immigration Services Citizenship Exam by Neil Griffin (Victoria, B.C.)
- I Am a Scar, Falling by Jane Eaton Hamilton (Salt Spring Island, B.C.)
- The Process of Growth by Ashley Hynd (Kitchener, Ont.)
- What I've Learned by M.W. Jaeggle (Montreal, Que.)
- Barrier Reef, New Year's Eve Day & Photographing Bison by Katie Jordon (Toronto, Ont.)
- Arrhythmia by Natalie Lim (Vancouver, B.C.)
- A Number of Stunning Attacks by Jessi MacEachern (Montreal, Que.)
- Phone Sex with a One Time Lover on the West Coast by Julie Mannell (Toronto, Ont.)
- Long Sault Night Rain by Katie Munnik (Cardiff, U.K.)
- The Town Game by Angeline O'Neill (Canmore, Alta.)
- Gauntlet by Juliane Okot Bitek (Vancouver, B.C.)
- The Autobiography of Water by Bola Opaleke (Winnipeg, Man.)
- Bag of Gas by Murray Reiss (Salt Spring Island, B.C.)
- Main and Hastings by Duncan Shields (Vancouver, B.C.)
- Sisters by Carol Thornton (Canmore, Alta.)
- Sweetgum (7 readings of the I Ching) by Kim Trainor (Vancouver, B.C.)
- My Boy by Sarah Tsiang (Kingston, Ont.)
- الملك The Sovereign by Gianmarco Visconti (Edmonton, Alta.)
- Elegy by Mark Wagenaar (Valparaiso, U.S.)
- Migrations by Mark Wagenaar (Valparaiso, U.S.)
- West Meets East by Adora Wong (Miramichi, N.B.)
The winner of the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their poem published on CBC Books and attend a writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their poems published on CBC Books.
The longlist was selected by a team of poets and editors from across Canada. The 2018 jury, composed of Jordan Abel, Kai Cheng Thom and Ruth B., will select the finalists and winner from the longlist.
The shortlist will be announced on Nov. 7, 2018. The winner will be revealed on Nov. 14, 2018.
The longlist was selected from more than 2,500 English language-submissions.
The 2017 CBC Poetry Prize winner was Alessandra Naccarato for her poem Postcards for my Sister.
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