in lovely news, the collaborative manuscript Sandra Ridley and i wrote is being considered for the above award. and what's even nicer is that other local good buddies Pearl Pirie and Christine McNair also have poetry collections shortlisted.
one of my manuscripts "Sessions from the Dream House Aria" was shortlisted in 2008 when the judge was Rachel Zolf, which was very cool.
thanks to Snare Books for creating this award in honour of Robert Kroetsch, who is a kick-ass Canadian poet whose works have been one of my chief sources of inspiration for the long poem...
the full list of finalists is here
and Pearl's created a handy dandy list of finalists with info on some of our writing too.
congratulations to all the finalists.