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Carbonear poet longlisted for national poetry prize

Basma Kavanagh
Basma Kavanagh

A poet living in Carbonear has a shot at winning a national poetry prize.

Basma Kavanagh, a poet and visual artist who is from Nova Scotia but now calls Carbonear home, is one of 29 people in the running for the CBC Poetry Prize.

She’s nominated for the unpublished poem “from Ruba'iyat for the Time of Apricot,” which in her own words explores notions of womanhood, language, tradition and identity. Basma was previously a finalist for the prize in 2014.

The winner of the prize receives $6,000 and a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Their poem will also be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.

The shortlist of finalists will be released Nov. 10.

editor@cbncompass.ca

Basma Kavanagh, a poet and visual artist who is from Nova Scotia but now calls Carbonear home, is one of 29 people in the running for the CBC Poetry Prize.

She’s nominated for the unpublished poem “from Ruba'iyat for the Time of Apricot,” which in her own words explores notions of womanhood, language, tradition and identity. Basma was previously a finalist for the prize in 2014.

The winner of the prize receives $6,000 and a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Their poem will also be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.

The shortlist of finalists will be released Nov. 10.

editor@cbncompass.ca

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