The Montreal Prize Longlist Anthology
NEWS: Thursday, December 15, 2011 | Our 2011 Longlist e-Anthology, published by Véhicule Press under its Signal Editions imprint, is now available for free download!
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We have decided to make the Longlist Anthology available for free. It is a unique artifact, representing the various interests of poets from around the world in the year 2011, not broken up by national or geographical boundaries like most anthologies. We hope you will download, read, and cherish it.
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We knew from the start that the Montreal Prize would receive more wonderful poems than the final 50 we will publish in our 2011 Global Poetry Anthology. And an important part of our project is to give voice to fresh, new, unpublished poetry from around the world. So from the start we planned to highlight up to 100 more poems in this special e-anthology.
The Longlist Anthology is available exclusively in e-formats and published under the Signal Editions imprint of Montreal’s Véhicule Press. For more information on Véhicule Press, please see their website at http://www.vehiculepress.com.
You can see the 2011 Longlist with author names revealed below.
Word Cloud: You can also click here to see a word cloud generated from the poems in our Longlist. The size of a word represents the frequency with which it appears in the Longlist poems. Note that ‘water’ was very important to poets around the world in 2011.
The 2011 Longlist
Below is a list of the poems selected for the 2011 Montreal Prize Longlist.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our innovative nonprofit poetry project by participating in our first year. There were many excellent and moving entries, and the final selections were difficult for our editors to make. Thankfully the idea of a ‘Longlist’ means that attention can be drawn to more poems than just the final fifty that will be published in our 2011 Global Poetry Anthology.
Please note that the 50 poems in the ‘Shortlist’ & 2011 Global Poetry Anthology were selected by our editors from the Longlist below.
In December we’ll announce the prize-winning poem.
Longlist Poem Title | Author Name
|Adorno | by Christopher Doda||Maze | by John Greening|
|After Cancer | by Leslie Timmins||Melons Sprung in Dirt | by Anne Benjamin|
|Against Instinct | by Anastasia Cox||Miners’ Wives | by Donna Reese|
|Aluminum Beds | by Russell Thornton||Moon River | by Alison Luterman|
|Among Schoolchildren | by Spencer Reece||Morel-Floored Forest | by Carolyn Hoople Creed|
|Arborescence | by Brian Stanley||Mosaic | by Polyxeni Angelis|
|At a Restaurant with Three Childless Writers | by Adrienne Barrett||A Movable Mountain | by Jonathan Clark|
|At Swim Three Words | by Gary Geddes||The Museum of Loneliness | by Vona Groarke|
|Atocha 2004 | by David Bunn||Mustang | by Paul Hetherington|
|A Basket of Water | by Kenneth Steven||My Love’s Little Porthole | by Sophie Grimes|
|The Bay | by Mark Tredinnick||The Need for These Things to Be Said | by Margaret McCarthy|
|The Beauty Of The Middle | by Rina Terry||Night on the Dark Earth | by Kelly Norah Drukker|
|Beethoven Walks (Field of Sound) | by Lara Bozabalian||Night Thoughts from Somewhere Past High Noon | by Iain Higgins|
|Biarritz | by Donald McGrath||The Old Man and the Beanstalk | by Alina Wilson|
|boat talk | by Robyn Black||Old Men on a Bench | by Adil Jussawalla|
|Borges at the Biblioteca Nacional | by Jillian Pattinson||On Finding a Copy of “Pigeon” in the Hospital Bookstore | by Susan Glickman|
|A Branch of Bees | by Jeff Steudel||On The First Traveling Exhibition of Real Human Bodies | by Vicki Goodfellow-Duke|
|Breakfast at the Friar Arms | by Peter Richardson||Paradiso | by Maria Borys|
|Bury | by Miller Oberman||The Pardon | by Ellen Wehle|
|The Cactus Army | by Dimitra Xidous||Pascal’s Advice | by Ed Bremson|
|Centipede | by Lynn Smith||passion fruit | by Katherine Greville|
|Children’s Stories | by Philip Nugent||The Pear Trees | by David Wood|
|Cold Pastoral | by Susan Glickman||Phnom Penh | by Kim Philley|
|Communion | by Rachel Lindley||A Poem for the White-Headed Buffalo Weaver and Tony, the Naturalist at the Samburu Lodge | by Jackleen Holton|
|The Contortionist Speaks of Dislocation | by Rachel Lindley||Poem of the Paper Bird | by Maia Evrona|
|Corpse | by Toni Gordon||A Postcard from Arkhangai Province, Mongolia | by Mark Minton|
|Coupon (or, Experiments in Suburban Necromancy) | by Leslie Danel Batty||The Rain Stick | by Richard Shorten|
|Dark Skin | by Anita Sivakumaran||Ringing the Changes | by Nancy Toth|
|Davenport Cove | by Travis Mossotti||Roodhouse | by G. Karen Lockett Warinsky|
|Day Out from the Dementia Ward | by Susan Holland||Room Service | by Cathoel Jorss|
|Dead Sea (a requiem for the Gulf of Mexico) | by Jonathan Clark||Sandhill Cranes | by Mark Tredinnick|
|Delenda est Carthago | by Ron Pretty||The Silence | by C.K. Stead|
|Devil’s Pool | by James Thomas Wills||The Silence Is Killing Me | by Mark Van Aken Williams|
|Ditch-Digger | by Matthew Hittinger||Singing at the Table in Iceland | by Elena E. Johnson|
|The Dog-Eaters | by Noli Manaig||Some Things Have Hardened that We Did Not Wish to Go Hard | by Sophie Cooke|
|Domestic Violence | by Alison Luterman||Song of the Canister’s Contents | by Peter Richardson|
|Driving to Children’s | by Shane Neilson||The Spa for Grief | by Catherine Owen|
|The Earth Moves and Bright | by Linda Rogers||Spring in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia | by Barbara Myers|
|Earthquake Light | by Robert Wrigley||Still Life | by Scott Draper|
|An Embarrassment of Riches | by Phillip Crymble||The Stiltwalkers | by John Wall Barger|
|The Etymology of Freedom | by Linda Rogers||Storm Coming | by Tony Gilmore|
|Four Trees | by Donald Givans||Sun Flower Sutra | by Stuart Jay Silverman|
|Fusion | by Amina Danial||Swabbing | by Patricia Young|
|The Garbage Truck Trashed the Sunflower | by Jeff Steudel||Tamarind Tree | by Patricia Young|
|Gilt | by Ruth E. Walker||Themba is Dead | by Emeka Okereke|
|Glosa for Loss | by Margaret Malloch Zielinski||There is no narrative | by Bryan Walpert|
|Grandma was a Tea Kettle in the Kitchen | by Andrew J. Kerbel||There You Are | by Mitchell Albert|
|The Grasshoppers’ Silence | by Linda Rogers||They Disappeared in the Night | by Rafi Aaron|
|Grateful | by Noel King||Three Monkeys on a Dusty Bureau | by Shelagh McNally|
|Gugluja (goog-lu-yom) | by Lizy Mostowski||Tongue | by Phillippa Yaa De Villiers|
|Heading Home | by Peter Norman||The Tradition | by Phoebe Wang|
|HeLa’s Cells | by LM Rochefort||Transient Eden | by Mark Minton|
|Hibernation | by Elif Sezen||Tree | by Barth Landor|
|The History Test | by Alice Abracen||Tribe | by Roberta Senechal de la Roche|
|The Infinite Library | by Jillian Pattinson||Tsunami | by Bronwyn Lovell|
|Its Shine and Struggle | by Cynthia Woodman Kerkham||Two Four Seasons | by Mary Rozmus-West|
|Jackie Gleason | by Kathryn Mockler||Unlimited | by Suparna Ghosh|
|Jetsam, Detritus and the Gaps | by Rosamund Taylor||Venezuela Evening | by Joshua Levy|
|Just So Story | by Richard Harrison||Vermeer in Mind Down in the Lower Countries | by Davoren Howard|
|The Kenmare Occurrences | by Harry White||Village Laundry | by Judith Krause|
|Kibbutz Hazorea | by Joshua Levy||Walking Underwater | by Mark Tredinnick|
|The Kingfisher | by Mark Tredinnick||Waterfall | by Edith Speers|
|Last Dance | by Linda Rogers||Weeping Birch | by Natalie Helberg|
|Late Breaking News | by Gary Geddes||What Gathers | by Heid E. Erdrich|
|Leaving the Island | by Talya Rubin||When The Muses Can’t Be Bothered | by Barbara Hobbie|
|Leopold | by David Mortimer||The White Bicycle | by Paula Bohince|
|Let’em Eat Kibble | by Matt Radz||William Herschel and the Webb Telescope | by Rosamund Taylor|
|Letter to an Unnamed Lover | by Kristen Lang||The Winter Garden (Anglesey Abbey) | by Mike Bannister|
|Lise Meitner Leaves Berlin | by Victor Tapner||Yiu Ming Cheung | by Ashley Chow|
|Lucas | by Sally Moore||You Over There, Me Here: A Whodunit in Three Sestets | by Mark Tredinnick|
*Please note that while our editors did select 150 poems for the Longlist, it turned out in the end that a handful of poems were ineligible due to prior publication. It’s a very important part of our project that all the poems in our annual anthology are new and current, and for us, being published online is no different from being published in print.