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WLA's Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry

I'm thrilled to learn that Sailing to Babylon has been recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry by the Wisconsin Library Association, in recognition of its "literary merit as well as the quality of the writing, editing, printing, and publishing." Warm congratulations to my editor and publisher Alex Pepple at Able Muse Press, and to the other winners: John Koethe, Laurel Mills, Andrea Potos, and Margaret Rozga.

James Pollock Reads at the Griffin Poetry Prize

This is the full reading of the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets -- presented from beautiful Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto, Canada, on the evening of Wednesday, June 12th, 2013.


*** To skip to James's reading, go to approximately timeline 1:57 (move your cursor to the dark gray band next to the lower play icon, advance the cursor till about 1:57, then left-click) ***

You Are Here Reviewed at ForeWord Reviews

Patty Comeau at ForeWord Reviews: “The virtues of good critical reading,” writes James Pollock, are “openness, attentiveness, patience, critical intelligence—and love.” You Are Here, a collection of essays on the contemporary Canadian landscape, aptly embodies these virtues and displays Pollock as an honest and heartfelt contributor to the national poetry’s topographical record.

Sailing to Babylon Shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize

I'm filled with joy to learn that Sailing to Babylon has been shortlisted for the Canadian category of the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. For my page at the Griffin Poetry Prize Web site, click here. For the official announcement, click here. For the CBC story, click here.

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