UWinnipeg instructor wins CBC Poetry Prize

James Scoles wins the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize

James Scoles wins the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize

UWinnipeg creative writing instructor James Scoles wins the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize for his poem, The Trailer, chosen from 1,400 entries across Canada.

The jury* praised the winning poem, saying: “With wit and memorable precision, The Trailer takes a setting which is not familiar to poetry, adopts its argot, houses it within a firm structural base and elegantly chronicles the pain inherent in the concept of ‘success.'”

Although based in Winnipeg, Scoles spends three months of the year in a trailer located south of Vernon, B.C. His work has appeared in journals, magazines and newspapers in Canada and abroad. He was previously nominated for the Western and National Magazine Awards, The Journey Prize and the Pushcart Prize.

Scoles is currently working on a novel set in 19th century Ireland and a collection of short works based on his world travels. For more on this Scoles and to read his poem visit CBC News.

*The jury — writers Sue Goyette, David McGimpsey and Anne Michaels.

files used from CBC

Share this story:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+

Comments are closed.