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Sheri Benning Longlisted for CBC Prize 2020

Monday, 2 Nov 2020

We're so pleased that Sheri Benning has been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Prize! She is one of 32 longlistees, with the shortlist being announced on November 5th. The five poems she was longlisted for are included in her forthcoming collection of poetry Field Requiem (2021).

The winner of the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their work published on CBC Books and have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

 Sheri Benning's fourth collection of poetry, Field Requiem, is forthcoming with Carcanet Press in summer 2021. Her most recent collection, The Season's Vagrant Light: New and Selected Poems, contains work from her previous books, Thin Moon Psalm and Earth After Rain. Her poetry, short fiction and essays have appeared in Canadian, British and Irish literary journals and anthologies. She was shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize in 2015 and longlisted for the same prize in 2017 for her story Those Who Have Not Seen and Still Believe. She currently lives in Saskatoon.

Find out more, and see the other longlistees here.

Congratulations Sheri!  

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