Last week, the Koffler Center of the Arts announced the shortlist for the 2016 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. The winners for the awards will be announced September 29th at an Awards Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel.
The Vine Awards honour the best in Jewish Canadian writing in four Categories; fiction, non-fiction, history and young adult literature. An additional prize for poetry is awarded every three years, coming with it a $10,000 Prize. 91 submissions from 2014 and 2015 where accepted. Cusp from Seymour Mayne has been selected in the Poetry category, with the other nominees being: Goodwin, Daniel for Catullus’s Soldiers, Panofsky, Ruth for The Collected Poems of Miriam, and Zolf, Rachel for Janey’s Arcadia.
The Vine Awards Jury describes Cusp from Seymour Mayne as “Enjoyable juxtaposing of minimalist images and pithy ideas”
Cusp is a recent book of word sonnets by Seymour Mayne, one of the chief innovators of the form, is being published to highlight fifty years since the poet’s first collection of poetry was published in Montreal. Cusp: Word Sonnets was published in a limited illustrated signed edition and a regular trade paper edition.