Calgary poet and musician Laurie Fuhr is the author of the above/ground press chapbook accident: a chain reaction (1999), and Lea Graham, originally from Arkansas, is the author of the above/ground press chapbook Calendar Girls (2006) and co-author (with rob mclennan) of the collaboration metric (2011).
Graham's chapbook, This End of the World: Notes to Robert Kroetsch (Apt. 9 Press), is forthcoming in April.
Judged this year by George Elliott Clarke, the current Parliamentary Poet Laureate, the complete shortlist reads:
Micheline MaylorThe winner will be announced mid-March! See here for the full press release.