Anna Swanson on Longlist for 2023 CBC Poetry Prize
Anna Swanson, an A-frame writer-in-residence in 2019, has made the 2023 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for Sweetness | מתיקות.
From the announcement: Anna Swanson (she/her) is a queer Jewish writer and librarian based in St. John’s and currently completing an MFA at the University of Guelph. Her writing is interested in themes of chronic illness, concussion, embodiment, identity, queerness, Jewish ritual, intergenerational trauma and survival joy. Her first book of poetry, The Nights Also, won the Gerald Lampert Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her second book, The Garbage Poems, is forthcoming from Brick Books in 2025. In 2015, Swanson was shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize for her entry The Garbage Poems. She works with Riddle Fence as a poetry editor and loves swimming outdoors in all seasons.
The winner of the 2023 CBC Poetry Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, a writing residency and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.