Archive for March 3, 2009

2008 CBC Literary Awards

On February 26 I was thrilled to learn that my Invertebrate Poems had won a 2008 CBC Literary Award (2nd prize, poetry catagory). The poems will be available as a podcast on March 4 and published in the June 2009 issue of enRoute Magazine. The judges (Tim Lilburn, Roy Miki and Priscila Uppal) made the following comments:

“In Invertebrate Poems a lively, unpredictable consciousness takes us, line by line, through an intellectual archeology. From the little dipper, to the Beijing Olympics, to your pancreas, this is a journey of variety: of voice, subject, place, structure, and language. You will be surprised, at every corner, where you end up!”

The gala experience was wonderful, and I would like to extend big thank-yous to Meredith Dellandrea, Alia Quart Khan, Shelagh Rogers and all the winners. I’ll post related media here as it comes.

For now, here’s a link to the CBC Literary Award site:

http://www.radio-canada.ca/prixlitteraires/english/pwinners2008.shtml

Also, you can watch gala highlights on the media player at:

http://www.cbc.ca/entertainment/

March 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm 1 comment


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