CBC Literary Prizes

Lunar Landing, 1966 by Laboni Islam

Laboni Islam has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist for Lunar Landing, 1966.

2017 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist

Laboni Islam is a poet and arts educator. She teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Aga Khan Museum. (Courtesy Laboni Islam)

Laboni Islam made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize shortlist for Lunar Landing, 1966.

She will receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will have her story published on CBC Books.

Alessandra Naccarato won the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize for Postcards for my Sister.

If you're interested in the CBC Literary Prizes, the CBC Nonfiction Prize opens on Jan. 1, 2018.

You can read Lunar Landing, 1966 by Laboni Islam below.

Read the other finalists:

About Laboni Islam:

Laboni Islam's poetry has appeared in canthius, echolocation, FreeFall, (parenthetical), Popshot Magazine, Spiral Orb, wildness and anthologized in The Unpublished City.  She is an alumna of the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies creative writing program, through which she was honoured to receive the Janice Colbert Poetry Award (2014) and Marina Nemat Award (2016). Laboni teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Aga Khan Museum, animating the gap between art and young audiences. Born in Canada to Bangladeshi parents, she lives in Toronto. 

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Laboni Islam speaks about her CBC Poetry Prize shortlisted poem "Lunar Landing, 1966"


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