Monday, April 09, 2018

2017 ReLit Long Shortlists


NOVEL

The Bus, Adam Pottle (Quattro)
Been in the Storm So Long, Terry Jordan (Coteau)
Listening for Jupiter, Pierre-Luc Landry (QC Fiction)
Today I Learned It Was You, Edward Riche (Anansi)
Into the Current, Jared Young (Goose Lane)
Hungary-Hollywood Express, Eric Plamondon (Esplanade)
Weekend, Jane Eaton Hamilton (Arsenal Pulp)
English is Not a Magic Language, Jacques Poulin (Esplanade)
Mister Nightingale, Paul Bowdring (Vagrant)
Brothers, David Clerson (QC Fiction)
Niagara Motel, Ashley Little (Arsenal Pulp)
The Best Kind of People, Zoe Whittall (Anansi)
Psychomachia, Sanita Fejzic (Quattro)
The Angel’s Jig, Daniel Poliquin (Goose Lane)
Running on Fumes, Christian Guay-Poliquin (Talonbooks)
The Hope, Craig Francis Power (Pedlar)
This Marlowe, Michelle Butler Hallett (Goose Lane)
The Adjustment League, Mike Barnes (Biblioasis)
Blackbird Calling, Laura Swart (Quattro)
All That Sang, Lydia Perovic (Esplanade)
Wigford Rememberies, Kyp Harness (Nightwood)
The Captain of Kinnoull Hill, Jamie Tennant (Palimpsest)
Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices, Leon Rooke (Porcupine’s Quill)
The Poet is a Radio, Jack Hannan (Linda Leith Publishing)



SHORT FICTION

As If, Alban Goulden (Anvil)
The Path of Most Resistance, Russell Wangersky (Astoria)
Worldly Goods, Alice Petersen (Biblioasis)
For All the Men and For All the Women I’ve Known, Danila Botha (Tightrope)
Middle-Aged Boys & Girls, Diane Bracuk (Guernica)
Canadian Shield, Kelley Aitken (Tightrope)
Jettison, Nathaniel G. Moore (Anvil)
Two Man Tent, Robert Chafe (Breakwater)
The Museum at the End of the World, John Metcalf (Biblioasis)
Bad Things Happen, Kris Bertin (Biblioasis)
Waiting for the Cyclone, Leesa Dean (Brindle & Glass)
How to Pick Up a Maid in Statue Square, Rea Tarvydas (Thistledown)
Cretacea & Other Stories From the Badlands, Martin West (Anvil)
Four-Letter Words, Chad Pelley (Breakwater)
Swinging Through Dixie, Leon Rooke (Biblioasis)
The Day of the Dead, Catherine Owen (Caitlin)
Double Dutch, Laura Trunkey (Astoria)
Rising Abruptly, Gisele Villeneuve (University of Alberta Press)



POETRY

The Holy Nothing, Jessica Hiemstra (Pedlar)
If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach out For You, Adele Barclay (Nightwood)
Saint Twin, Sarah Burgoyne (Mansfield)
All of Us Reticent, Here, Together, Stephen Brockwell (Mansfield)
Nineteen Fifty-Seven, Jim McLean (Coteau)
The Exile Papers- Part Four, Wayne Clifford (Porcupine’s Quill)
Every Night of Our Lives, Rocco de Giacomo (Guernica)
Little Dogs, Michael Crummey (Anansi)
Stampede and the Westness of West, Aritha van Herk (Frontenac)
Yes or Nope, Meaghan Strimas (Mansfield)
Silent Sister, Beth Everest (Frontenac)
After All the Scissor Work is Done, David Fraser (Leaf)
Meditatio Placentae, Monty Reid (Brick)
The Hobo’s Crowbar, JonArno Lawson (Porcupine’s Quill)
The Unlit Path Behind the House, Margo Wheaton (MQUP)
Tight Wire, Kerry Gilbert (Mother Tongue)
Assdeep in Wonder, Christopher Gudgeon (Anvil)
The Days, M.A.C Farrant (Talonbooks)
Pound @ Guantanamo, Clint Burnham (Talonbooks)  
Canticles I, George Elliott Clarke (Guernica)
A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent, Stuart Ross (Buckrider)
Metanoia, Sharon McCartney (Biblioasis)
3 Summers, Lisa Robertson (Coach House)
Shiner, Eva H.D. (Mansfield)
Kids in Triage, Kilby Smith0McGregor (Buckrider)
Injun, Jordan Abel (Talonbooks)
Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines, Jason Heroux (Mansfield)
Touch Anywhere to Begin, Jim Nason (Signature)
All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, Katherine Leyton (Icehouse)
Tell Them It Was Mozart, Angeline Schellenberg (Brick)