CBC Books – Canada Writes – Poetry Prize!

Competition is now open! Deadline to submit: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate. The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place …

Poetry winner is a construction worker

Poetry prize goes to B.C. construction worker CBC News Posted: Apr 5, 2011 7:14 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 5, 2011 7:14 PM ET Garth Martens, 28, writes poetry and works construction. (Writers Trust) A construction worker from Victoria, B.C., who writes poetry won the $5,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers on Tuesday. …