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Governor General English Poetry shortlist!

Michael Boughn, Toronto, Cosmographia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic
(BookThug; distributed by Literary Press Group) (ISBN 978-1-897388-69-3)
Kate Eichhorn, New York City and Montreal, Fieldnotes, A Forensic
(BookThug; distributed by LPG) (ISBN 978-1-897388-66-2)
Phil Hall, Perth (Ontario), Killdeer
(BookThug; distributed by LPG) (ISBN 978-1-897388-81-5)
Garry Thomas Morse, Vancouver, Discovery Passages
(Talonbooks; distributed by Publishers Group) (ISBN 978-0-88922-660-9 )
Susan Musgrave, Sidney and Masset (British Columbia), Origami Dove
(McClelland & Stewart; distributed by Random House of Canada) (ISBN 978-0-7710-6522-4)

There are many categories of books.

Each winner will receive $25,000 and a specially-bound copy of the winning book. The publisher of each winning book will receive $3,000 to support promotional activities. Non-winning finalists each receive $1,000 in recognition of their selection as finalists, bringing the total value of the awards to approximately $450,000.

The winners will be announced Tuesday, November 15 at 10 am at the Enwave Theatre at Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West, in Toronto.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2011 GG Literary Awards on Thursday, November 24, at 6 p.m. at Rideau Hall.

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