Monday, 14 November 2011

A round-up of this year's Governor General's Award shortlist for poetry.

I've written about this year's shortlist for the Governor General's Award in poetry. Here's a sample:
In Canada, the announcement of a poetry award short list is always a cause for celebration. And, invariably, it is also a cause for complaint. We poets, you see, are notoriously hard to please. Some of us will be excited about the nominees, either because we love their work or because they are our friends, while others will be disappointed that another great poet has been ignored or that one of our enemies has managed to sneak onto the short list again. Our jubilation is only matched by our chagrin; we are supposed to be passionate, after all, and our tempers flare so high because, as we frequently tell ourselves, the stakes are so low....

Read the rest of it here.


Pearl said...

ah cool. you used my photo. credit is always welcome.

Paul Vermeersch said...

Hi Pearl, there was no credit information available where I sourced this picture. Please back-channel me with information so I can post it. Or, if you wish me to remove the link, let me know.