news | Friday March 17, 2017

Once in Blockadia is short-listed for the George Ryga Award!

[Once in Blockadia cover]

We are very pleased that Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry has made it onto the short list for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature!

Called by Eden Robinson “the most dangerous poet in Canada,” in Once in Blockadia Collis is in search of how we can continue to resist – as we only begin to understand the extent of our complicity and the depths of the predicament we are in.

In alphabetic order by author surname, the three titles on the short list are:

  • Once in Blockadia, Stephen Collis (Talonbooks)
  • Wade Davis: Photographs, Wade Davis (D&M)
  • The Native Voice: The Story of How Maisie Hurley and Canada’s First Aboriginal Newspaper Changed a Nation, Eric Jamieson (Caitlin)

The winner will be announced in June.

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