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Announcing the 2013 bpNichol Chapbook Award Shortlist

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bpNichol Chapbook Award

Earlier this week, the Meet The Presses Collective and the bpNichol Chapbook Award Committee announced the 2013 bpNichol Chapbook Award shortlist. Judges Sandra Ridley and kevin mcpherson eckhoff selected this year’s shortlist from 90 chapbooks. The award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form with a prize of $2,000 for the winning poet and $500 for the winning publisher. The winner will be announced at the Indie Literary Market, Tranzac Club, at 2:00 pm on Saturday November 16, 2013.

This year’s finalists are:

thirteen poems for releasing love by joanne thorwaldson (leaf press)
An OK Organ Man by Fenn Stewart (above/ground)
Ordinary Time: The Merton Lake Propers by Gil McElroy (baseline press)
fruit machine by Shannon Maguire (Ferno House)
21st century monsters by ryan fitzpatrick (Red Nettle Press)
naturally speaking by Sandra Alland (espresso [paperplates press])

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