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.”

text ©Quebec Writers’ Federation 2020

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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