Billy-Ray’s accolades just keep coming.
Well, not us exactly, but two of our authors are!
Congratulations to Aritha van Herk and Beth Everest for making the shortlist.
Congratulations to Billy-Ray Belcourt for having This Wound is a World shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award
D.S. Stymeist’s book The Bone Weir was shortlisted for the 2017 Canadian Author’s Literary Award for Poetry.
Niche has been shortlisted for the Alberta Book Publishers Award in both the Cover Design and Poetry categories. Congratulations, Basma Kavanagh.
The 2016 shortlist for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry has been announced, and Micheline Maylor, Frontenac House editor and author of Whirr & Click, is on the list!
The judge this year is George Elliott Clarke, co-editor (with Valerie Mason-John) of Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry.
Follow this link to read more about the shortlist and the award: www.matrixmagazine.org/#!robert-kroetsch-award/cgpc
Laurie MacFayden has won a Golden Crown Literary Society
Award for Poetry for her book, kissing keeps us afloat.
Her first Golden Crown was awarded for her book,
White Shirt in 2011.
The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a non-profit,
volunteer organization whose mission is education and the
promotion and recognition of lesbian literature. Their office
is in Dallas, Texas.
The cover image is a detail from one of the author’s paintings.
Swinging and searing verses, meditative narratives, honky-tonk tunes and catalogues of favoured things (including what lovers bring — or leave behind), all merge to make Kissing Keeps Us Afloat a book for tongues and lips to sing. MacFayden knows painting and music, and she loves words and women. The result is art without limit, craft without regret, and poetry that faces trauma and embraces the erotic. MacFayden tells us, “some days,” a poet “will swagger home with roses; / some days, she will stagger home with thorns.” Because her heart and mind are open to hurts and salves, the poet both suffers and exults. She sets her eyes–and sights–directly on bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, beaches, forest glades, motels, streets, and all the passion plays and comedies enacted in these places. Thus, she shows us that home is where the lover is, and home is where love is born, “hidden … in mitochondrial strands” or even in “the intimate seams of some underthings.” MacFayden’s poetry is both red-hot and cool-blue, white lies and film noir, memory and truth. In the supposed mundane, she shows us, transcendence awaits. ~George Elliott Clarke
Community Achievement Award – ARTS
Awarded to an individual Calgarian whose artistic accomplishments have brought recognition to Calgary or whose volunteer or professional involvement has contributed to developing a stronger arts community. This year’s recipient is Sheri-D Wilson! Congrats. Her latest book is Open Letter.
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The shortlists for the 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards have been decided. Jurors from across the country have deliberated on over 70 entries from 9 Alberta publishers, and have selected 24 finalists across 10 categories.
The award recipients will be announced during the Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Fort Edmonton Park.
Sheri-D Wilson has been shortlisted for The Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award for her collection:
The City of Calgary, the Writers Guild of Alberta and the 17th Ave Retail Entertainment District are pleased to announce the short list authors for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, one of 17 awards presented as part of The Calgary Awards.
The three finalists are Marika Deliyannides for Bitter Lake, (Porcupine’s Quill); Joan Shillington for Folding the Wilderness Within, (Frontenac House); and Chris Turner for How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports From an Age of Radical Change, (Biblioasis).
More at City of Calgary newsroom