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Winnipegger up for poetry award

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Winnipeg author James Scoles’ poem The Trailer was nominated for the CBC Poetry Prize today.

The University of Winnipeg creative writing teacher’s work was one of five English poems selected from more than 2,000 works of poetry that were submitted for the competition, a release from CBC’s Canada Writes says.

The Trailer is a three-part ode to a humble RV Scoles writes in for three months a year in Vernon, B.C. "I told her the most unloved things often make / for the most lovable stories that baking-hot long / August day: tilted leaky toilet, sunken floors / dark, soft soggy in so many places." goes the third verse of Part I.

Other English nominees are Cassidy McFadzean of Regina, Pamela Porter of North Saanich, B.C., Robin Richardson, of Toronto and Alison Smith of New Germany, N.S.

The winner, to be named on Sept. 30, will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council of the Arts, a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony and will be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. The four finalists will reach receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The shortlisted poems are posted on the Canada Writes website, www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/.

 

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