The Malahat Review congratulates the winners of the 2007 Long Poem Prize: Aurian Haller and Harold Rhenisch.
Aurian Haller’s “Song of the Taxidermist” and Harold Rhenisch’s “The Bone Yard,” were chosen from 173 entries by the prize’s three judges, Brian Bartlett, Margo Button, and John Pass. The judges also singled out three other entries as finalists: Beth D. Côté (for “Near North”), Michael Lista (for “Anatomy of Heavy Things”), and Michael Reynolds (for “Artefact: A Sonnet Fugue”).
Aurian Haller is a poet, musician, and academic. His book of poems, A Dream of Sulphur, was published by McGill-Queen’s in 2000. He holds a PhD in Cultural Geography from Simon Fraser University and recently was writer in residence at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He lives in Quebec City.
Harold Rhenisch’s selected and new poems, Return to Open Water, will appear with Ronsdale in September. His fourth work of creative nonfiction, The Wolves at Evelyn, is a 2007 BC Book Prize finalist. He lives in 150 Mile House, B.C.
Look for the two winning entries in The Malahat Review’s Summer 2007 issue, which will be mailed to subscribers and on the newsstands by mid-July.
The Malahat Review thanks all entrants for their continuing support.