CBC Literary Prizes

The Tantramar Re-Vision by Kevin Irie

Kevin Irie has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for The Tantramar Re-Vision.

2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist

Kevin Irie's poems have been translated into French, Spanish and Japanese. (Kevin Irie)

Kevin Irie has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for The Tantramar Re-Vision.

About Kevin

Kevin Irie's poems have been published in Canada and abroad and been translated into French, Spanish and Japanese. He is a past finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize, as well as a finalist for the Toronto Book Award and the Acorn-Plantos Award for People's Poetry. Kevin lives in Toronto.

Entry in five-ish words

Thompson's Tantramar as paradise/purgatory

The poem's source of inspiration

"The landscape of John Thompson's poems."

First lines 

Follow the path like a rip to its edge,
a scar down its seam,

follow the route,
                      no road,
                                  just a trail

straight as a finger that points from no hand
Past High Marsh farms and farther fields.

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