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2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize Longlist

Dec 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce the longlist for this year's Young Buck Poetry Prize, as selected by judge Mallory Tater! Compiling this list was no easy task for our judge, as we received so many excellent submissions. Congratulations to those of you who made the longlist, and thank you to everyone who entered!

Some words from Mallory Tater on what she looks for in a winning poem:
"To me personally, the best poetry is the kind that takes the internal landscape and sort of eddies it into the external smoothly and in a way that folk can connect to. I love to read poems with lush language, surprising imagery and unique narrative."


Here is CV2's longlist for the 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize:


"Tinder-Dry" by Alison Braid

"Cabin Fever" by Alison Braid

"Because You Know Birds' Mouths Are Clean" by Chelsea Comeau

"Mariposa (for Greg Curnoe)" by David Janzen

"One Year Old" by David Janzen

"Garbage Takeout" by Joseph Kidney

"Just Desserts" by Domenica Martinello

"Instructions for Post-partum Care" by Tamar Rubin

"Poppy" by Kari Teicher

"Fifteen Pounds" by Kari Teicher


Stayed tuned for an announcement of the shortlist next week!

Request for Support: CV2’s Emergence Project

Nov 29, 2018

With your help, CV2's Emergence Project can provide crucial support to new and emerging poets. Read more about this exciting project below!

Scheduled to launch in early 2019, CV2’s Emergence Project will include an extended issue of
the magazine (Fall V.42.2), which will feature an expansive conversation in the form of
interviews with writers about what it means to be an emerging poet in Canada; a gala launch of
the issue and panel discussion with several of the poets featured in the issue (both local, and from
across the country); and a series of free writing and publishing workshops to be held in the
spring of 2019 and the spring of 2020.

Our new goals require additional financial support beyond the current funding we receive and the
income we generate through the sales of subscriptions to the magazine. The estimated total cost
of this project is just over $20,000. We request your help to ensure that this project can come to
fruition and offer the widest and greatest possible support to poets.

CV2 is a registered charity and all donations of $10.00 and higher will receive a charitable
receipt. Levels of support are as follows:

Poetry Legend:

Poetry Superhero:

Poetry Champion:

Poetry Builder:

Poetry Supporter:

Poetry Friend:

Your generous contribution will go towards:

All proceeds will go to the Emergence Project. Thank you for your generous support and for
your passion for Canadian poetry.

Edmonton Launch: ndncountry

Nov 22, 2018

Please join Katherena Vermette and Marilyn Dumont for the launch of ndncountry in Edmonton! The launch is taking place Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the University of Alberta's Salter Reading Room (Humanities Centre 3-95).

ndncountry is a collaborative issue published by CV2 and Prairie Fire. Edited by Métis writers Katherena Vermette and Warren Cariou, ndncountry features over 50 Indigenous writers, as well as work from the Winnipeg Art Gallery's historic INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibition.

We’re so excited to have some of the featured writers in Edmonton to launch this special issue:

Copies of ndncountry will be available for purchase at the launch, and refreshments will follow the readings. The reception is hosted by the English and Film Studies Department of the University of Alberta.

This is a free event.