The Royal City Literary Arts Society is very pleased to announce the 2020 Longlist for the 7th Annual Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence in Poetry.
“The 2020 Longlist is long indeed. Out of the 115 books I read (and, in many cases, re-read) there were at least twenty strong collections of poetry that could have been on this long list. But that was not possible. Here are ten exceptional books of poetry published in Canada in 2019. Read them. Experience them. Be inspired and changed by them.”
Rachel Rose, 2020 Cogswell Award Judge
2020 Cogswell Longlist (alphabetical by author):
“Renaissance Normcore” by Adèle Barclay (Nightwood Editions)
“Under the Gamma Camera” by Madeline Bassnett (Gaspereau Press)
“Fresh Pack of Smokes” by Cassandra Blanchard (Nightwood Editions)
“What is Long Past Occurs in Full Light” by Marilyn Bowering (Mother Tongue Publishing)
“The Dark Set” by Tim Bowling (Buckrider Books/Wolsak&Wynn)
“Salt and Ashes” by Adrienne Drobnies (Signature Editions)
“How She Read” by Chantal Gibson (Caitlin Press)
“Wild Madder” by Brenda Leifso (Brick Books)
“The Danger Model” by Madelaine Caritas Longman (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
“Insult to the Brain” by Nicola Vulpe (Guernica Editions)
The Top 3 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd ) will be announced in early December.
on behalf of President Alan Hill and RCLAS Board of Directors