Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Hoogland’s poetry has been shortlisted five times for the CBC literary awards. The nominations include selections from Cuba Journal (Black Moss Press, 2003) as well as her second and third books of poetry, You Are Home (Black Moss Press, 2001) and Marrying the Animals (Brick Books, 1995). Her recent awards include 2009 finalist placements for the Stephen Dunn Poetry Award, The Broome Review (USA); the Malahat Review Long Poem Competition; and Descant’s 2008 Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem. She was awarded 1st place in the Saving Bannister Poetry Competition (CAA, Niagara, ON), as well as the 2007 Silver Hammer contest run by Hammered Out magazine (Hamilton, Ontario). Woods Wolf Girl, Cornelia Hoogland’s manuscript based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, is forthcoming with Wolsak & Wynn in 2011. Hoogland is the founder and artistic director of Poetry London (www.poetrylondon.ca), an organization that brings prominent writers into lively discussion with London writers and readers. She teaches at the University of Western Ontario.