finalist A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

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stephanie roberts finalist A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

October 17, 2020, the Quebec Writers’ Federation announces rushes from the river disappointment as a finalists for the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry. It comes with a purse of $3,000.

This year’s jury was composed of poets Katia Grubisic of Montreal, and Ben Ladouceur and Hoa Nguyen, both of Toronto.

From the jury: “roberts speaks with clarity and certainty, in a firm and haunting voice. This is an author clearly driven by a need to articulate what is missed. She is unafraid to end a poem abruptly and to let the quiet that follows do some of the speaking. She’s also clearly having fun – with physics, with form, with the second grammar of the line break, and with memories joyous and shocking and neither and both.”

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In 2018, Black Mountain Press named stephanie roberts as the first place poet, in the anthology, The Sixty-Four Best Poets of 2018.

honoured & delighted to announce…

IMG_20190430_stephanie roberts authorMy first collection accepted for traditional publication will be released with McGill-Queen’s University Press as part of the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series.

rushes from the river disappoinment was a finalist for a Two Sylvias Press poetry book prize March of last year, and contains work that is  prize-winning, critically praised in The Review Review, Pushcart Prize nominated, translated into Farsi, and widely featured in periodicals such as Verse Daily, Crannóg Magazine, The New Quarterly, Breakwater Review, The Indianapolis Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Arcturus, Banshee, and Burning House Press .

This release is scheduled for the May of 2020.

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Nomination Best of the Net

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The poem “Mi Dispiace”  published in The/ tƐmz / Review, has been nominated, by editors Aaron Schneider and Amy Mitchell, for The 2018 Best of the Net anthology.

I’m incredibly thankful for the support and confidence Aaron and Amy have shown in me and my work. – sr

connections

For some mysterious reason, there is hardly anything that quickly sets my gears of poetic semblance into motion like the basalt road scrolling out under the determination of a bus or the glinty parallel lines of rail and tie dotted by the toot toot toot at level crossing.

One of my first significant publications was a poem I wrote sitting in the upper level of a double-decker Megabus heading from Toronto to Montréal.

Under similar unction, “Connections” manifests as a sort of lullaby, woven with sights and meditations, wrought from train travel as well as sitting at the altar of late summer surf.

This poem first appeared,  in print,  in Banshee, issue #5 (Autumn/Winter 2017), available here.

 

catawampus

Listen to the poem, “Catawampus,” read by the author, published in the inaugural issue of The Arsonist Magazine by Burning House Press. Editor Miggy Angel.