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Congratulations, Jordan Abel!
Abel’s latest collection of poetry, Injun, is one of three Canadian books of poetry short-listed for this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize!
We are pleased to see such a diverse list this year; Injun is in good company with Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen (Wave Books) and Silvija by Sandra Ridley (BookThug).
Judges Sue Goyette (Canada), Joan Naviyuk Kane (USA), and George Szirtes (UK) each read 617 books of poetry from 39 countries, including 23 translations. The seven finalists – four International and three Canadian – will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto, on the evening of Wednesday, June 7. The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings, and the two winners (one Canadian, one international, each to be awarded $65,000) will be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 8.
Read more about the prize on the Griffin Poetry Prize website.
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.Thursday March 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.