Cast Your Vote for the 2017 Walrus Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award

Every year, the Walrus Foundation hosts the Walrus Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award, a $1,000 prize that honours the work of poetry that wins the hearts and minds of the reading public. We are proud to announce that PQL poet Shane Neilson, author of recent collections including Complete Physical, On Shaving Off His Face and Dysphoria, has been chosen as one of five semifinalists by CanLit legend Margaret Atwood.

You can read his poem, “Epistemology,” as well as four other shortlisted works, on the web.

Voting is open now, so go on over to the Walrus Poetry Prize page to cast your ballot before October 27.


A big, hearty congratulations to all the other shortlisted poets. We have our fingers crossed for you, Shane!

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