Tuesday, June 16, 2009

bpNichol chapbook award & review



It appears that I've been shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award along with Andrew Faulkner, John Barlow, Daphne Marlatt, and Sandra Ridley. I really enjoyed Andrew's book, published by Leigh Nash and his Emergency Response Unit press. I don't know the other books, but will pick up copies at the reading/award night listed above.

Here's the details of the short list:

John R. Barlow, The Longest Day
Gary Barwin, Inverting the Deer
Andrew Faulkner, Useful Knots and How to Tie Them
Daphne Marlatt, Between Brush Strokes
Sandra Ridley, Lift

It's such an amazingly great thing to have an award dedicated to the chapbook. It was originally created by bpNichol, then subsequently named after him when he died.

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And in other chapbook news, here's a review of anus porcupine eyebrow

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