Our blog is a place for CV2 staff to post about upcoming events and news related to CV2.

Issue launch: ndncountry

Sep 19, 2018

Join us Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 pm at the Manitoba Theatre For Young People (2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba).

At the centre of the Voices in the Circle project is the gathering of new writing by Indigenous writers from across Canada—and now ndncountry is here! Edited by Katherena Vermette and Warren Cariou, both of Métis heritage, and published collaboratively by Prairie Fire and CV2, ndncountry will keep you turning pages and watching miracles happen before your eyes. We’re thrilled to have some of the authors here to launch this groundbreaking work:

This is a free event and is part of the programming for the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

2018 Young Buck Judge Announced

May 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce Mallory Tater as the judge of the 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize!

The Young Buck Poetry Prize is a contest for writers under 35, and is awarded annually to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication in CV2. Two honourable mentions are also awarded each with a cash prize. With a submission deadline in November, you still have plenty of time to get those poems ready.

Mallory Tater is a writer from Ottawa. Her debut book of poetry This Will Be Good (Book*hug Press) was released Spring 2018 and made CBC's 14 Canadian Poets to Watch list. Mallory’s poetry & short stories have been published in literary magazines across Canada such as Room, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Carousel, Poetry is Dead, Prism International and Arc Magazine. She is the publisher of Rahila’s Ghost Press, a poetry chapbook press. Her debut novel, The Birth Yard, has been contracted with the Bukowski Agency.


Young Buck Poetry Prize 2017 Winners

Jan 10, 2018

And we have our winners for the 2017 Young Buck Poetry Prize! Once again, thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you Michael Prior for judging this year's contest.


first place and $1000 grand prize winner - "Crystals" by Ellie Sawatzky

honourable mention and $150 prize - "A Boat Is Not the Whole World" by Sarah Ens

honourable mention and $150 prize - "Glassblowing" by Emily Osborne

honourable mention and $150 prize - "Reconnaissance" by Andy Verboom


The winning poems will appear in our summer 2018 issue.


Congratulations, Young Bucks!