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September 9, 2014

Fanshawe professor Laurie D. Graham is a CBC Poetry Prize finalist.

Graham's submission, entitled “Settler Education”, was selected from more than 2,500 works of poetry from across the country.

In addition to teaching at Fanshawe, Graham is a writer, book reviewer, and editor of Brick magazine. Her first book of poetry, Rove, was published in fall 2013 by Regina's Hagios Press. She has had poems, short stories and essays published in journals across the country, as well as in anthologies such as Best Canadian Poetry 2012A Crystal through which Love PassesGlosas for P.K. Page, and Poems from Planet Earth.laurie graham

Since 1979, the CBC Literary Prizes have recognized Canada's brightest literary stars on the rise. The winner of the CBC Poetry Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, publication in Air Canada's enRoute magazine and, and a 10-day writing residency at The Banff Centre. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, September 22.

The public can vote for their favourite poem on the CBC Canada Writes website between September 8 and 15. The public's choice will be revealed on September 18.

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