BlogOur blog is a place for CV2 staff to post about upcoming events and news related to CV2.
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!
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.
- CV2’s expanded Emergence Issue will feature 10 conversations with a selection of
experienced poets who have established themselves as mentors in their communities.
Featured poets will represent a diversity of experience, background, age, style and focus.
Conversations will centre on the experience of each poet, as well as the importance of the
work they do within their respective writing communities. Each featured poet will be
asked to curate a selection of new writing from 3 to 5 poets they have worked with.
Alongside these conversations and curated selections, the issue will feature a generous
sample of work from new and emerging Canadian poets of all ages. Each of the emerging
poets accepted for this issue will be asked to provide a brief introduction to their work
and the writing experience.
- The launch of the Emergence Issue in early 2019 will include a panel discussion with
several of the featured poets in the issue. The panel discussion will be recorded and
transcribed to be published on the CV2 website for all to access.
- The Emergence Workshops are planned as a series of 6 writing and publishing
workshops to be held in the spring of 2019 and the spring of 2020, in Winnipeg. The
workshops will aim to help poets navigate not only the ins-and-outs of seeking support
for their writing, but also the publishing industry at large, providing access to writing
resources available both locally and online. These workshops are free of charge, to ensure
that all poets have access to these resources. Summaries of the discussions that take
place in the workshops will be posted online for all to access.
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:
Your generous contribution will go towards:
- Emergence Issue Volume 42.2 — extra expenses of creating an expanded issue include
printing costs for extra pages, additional writers’ fees and other production costs beyond
the average for a regular issue of CV2.
- Emergence Gala Launch — extra expenses include travel and accommodation costs of
welcoming writers from out-of-province; special venue arrangements for the recording of
panels and readings; and transcription costs for print and online publication.
- Emergence Workshops — extra costs for workshops include facilitators’ fees, venue
fees, and material resource fees; production, resource compilation and distribution costs.
These workshops are to be created inclusively through consultation and collaboration
with existing community and writing resources and organizations to ensure ongoing
support for development.
All proceeds will go to the Emergence Project. Thank you for your generous support and for
your passion for Canadian poetry.
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:
- Karrie Auger
- Brittany Johnson
- Janet Rogers
- Anna Marie Sewell
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.