The Magpie Shortlist

We are extremely pleased to announce the shortlisted poems for the 2015 Magpie Awards.  In alphabetical order by poem title the finalists are:

  • ‘Caffe Pettirosso’ by Diane Tucker
  • ‘Eighty-five green candles’ by Jude Neale
  • ‘Her tongue depressed’ by Sonia Jind
  • ‘Nana’s Hat’ by Jude Neale
  • ‘Northland’ by Ada Maria Soto
  • ‘The heart is a willow tree’ by Ev Bishop
  • ‘The Meadow Spittlebug’ by Monica Diaz
  • ‘Tool Shed’ by Matthew Walsh
  • ‘Water in the Way’ by Ace Baker
  • ‘Wild Berry Suite’ by Jude Neale

According to George McWhirter “The finalists for 2015 were all masterfully precise and evocative at the same time.”

Contest judges George McWhirter and Daniel Cowper will be presenting the awards to the winner and two runners-up on Monday May 25th at the Wolf & Hound pub in Kitsilano.  All the finalists who are local have been invited to attend and read their poems, and we hope you will join us too!

The Magpie Award for Poetry
Monday 25 May 2015, 6:30pm till ???
The Wolf & Hound, 3617 W Broadway, Vancouver

 

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