Our Familiar Hunger has been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, alongside books by Eve Joseph, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Fred Wah and Rita Wong, and Onjana Yawnghwe. I am incredibly honoured to be on a shortlist with these poets and their books. Floored, and thrilled, and humbled, having being behind the scenes on juries and knowing how much consideration goes into the shortlists, and how many other equally relevant, accomplished, stunning books didn’t make this particular shortlist, at this particular time.
I’m also so excited to read as many of these books as possible, in all the categories. Just look at these beauty books!
I’ll be at the gala in Vancouver on May 11th, 2019. I may need a new or new-to-me dress for the occasion. The possibilities to #dresslikeabook are great.