Saturday, April 18, 2015

Poetry Month Reading with 2015 SK Book Award Nominees

Judith Krause, Bruce Rice and dee Hobsbawn-Smith — nominees for the 2015 poetry prize at next weeks Saskatchewan Book Awards — entertained a large crowd at Government House this week with readings from their recent published and brand new work.

It was great! My thanks especially to Judith Krause, Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate, who very graciously and generously read one of my poems and told the crowd about my collection, Exile on a Grid Road, to be published by Thistledown Press in Fall 2015. (Now that is awesome!)

Her Honour, Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield
welcomes poets Judith Krause, Bruce Rice and dee Hobsbawn-Smith  ©SB
Bruce Rice reads from The Trouble with Beauty    ©SB

Judy also read a poem by Moose Jaw poet Jim McLean, and Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield read one from Regina poet Cassidy McFadzean's collection, Hacker Packer, newly released from McClelland and Stewart.  

dee Hobsbawn-Smith is nominated for Wildness Rushing In (Hagios Press); Bruce Rice for The Trouble with Beauty (Coteau Books), and Judith Krause for Homage to Happiness (Hagios Press).  The Saskatchewan Books Awards will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.



  1. Woah, congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it.

    1. Thanks so much, Cassidy! Looking forward to reading yours, too!


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