Jonathan Ball, Ariel Gordon and Lori Cayer have been shortlisted for this year's Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.
They will be reading on Thursday, March 31, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Aqua Books.
Award-winning writer Chandra Mayor will host this event.
Kelly Hughes will hand out the prize at the Manitoba Book Awards on April 17.
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Jonathan Ball is the author of the poetry books Ex Machina and Clockfire.
His film Spoony B appeared on The Comedy Network. He is the former editor of dandelion and the former short films programmer for the Gimli Film Festival.
Ariel Gordon is a writer whose first book of poetry, Hump, was published in 2010. How to Prepare for Flooding, a collaboration with designer Julia Michaud, is forthcoming in 2011. Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.
Lori Cayer’s second volume of poetry, Attenuations of Force, was a finalist in the Dektet Series. Her first poetry collection, Stealing Mercury, won the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book in Manitoba in 2004, and in 2005 Lori won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer.
She serves as co-editor of English poetry for CV2 and is co-founder of the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie, part of the Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards.