2018 CBC POETRY PRIZE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Oct 15, 2019 kpzhojlh

first_imgThe jurors for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize are poet Jordan Abel, writer and social worker Kai Cheng Thom and singer and songwriter Ruth B. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on November 14.In addition to a cash prize of $6000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a writing residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and will be published on the CBC Books website. The four other finalists will each receive $1000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will be published on CBC Books.The finalists for the CBC Books French-language Prix de poésie were also announced this morning. More information about those finalists can be found at Radio-canada.ca/icionlit under the “Prix de poésie” tab.For more information on the CBC Literary Prizes, please visit CBCBooks.ca..About CBC BooksHome to Canada Reads, Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel, The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, Canada Writes and the CBC Literary Prizes, CBC Books connects Canadians with books, encouraging a shared love of reading and writing. For book news, writing challenges, reading lists, book recommendations and more, visit www.CBCbooks.ca.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.About Canada Council for the ArtsThe Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.About Banff Centre for Arts and CreativityFounded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Montreal – CBC BOOKS, CBC’s online home for literary content, together with partners the Canada Council for the Arts and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, today announced the 2018 finalists for the CBC Poetry Prize.The finalists are:Sanita Fejzic of Ottawa, Ontario for MotherNeil Griffin of Victoria, British Columbia for Canadian Immigration Services Citizenship ExamNatalie Lim of Vancouver, British Columbia for ArrhythmiaJulie Mannell of Toronto, Ontario for Phone Sex with a One Time Lover on the West CoastBola Opaleke of Winnipeg, Manitoba for The Autobiography of WaterThese poems were selected from more than 2600 submitted from across the country. Each of the shortlisted poems are available to read on CBCBooks.ca.center_img From left: Bola Opaleke, Julie Mannell, Natalie Lim, Neil Griffin and Sanita Fejzić. (Submitted by the writers, see individual pages for credit) Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img

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