The literary prize of the Montreal Poetry Festival
The literary prize of the Montreal Poetry Festival has unveiled its first selection. Four Belgian poets appear in the list of the twenty books selected. They are Carino Bucciarelli (Singularités, L’herbe qui tremble), Daniel De Bruyker (Neuvaines, Maelström), Francesco Pittau (Épissures, L’Arbre à paroles) et Werner Lambersy (le Jour du chien qui boite, éditions Henry). Two of these books, Épissures et Neuvaines, are published by Belgian publishers, L’Arbre à paroles and Maelström.
Organized in partnership with several institutions of the Francophonie, the prize aims to reward a poetic work that stands out for the quality of its formal and thematic research, and to make the general public aware of the current poetry of French-speaking countries and communities.
The jury will draw up a shortlist on May 17th. The name of the winner will be announced in June during the next edition of the FPM. The winner will be invited to participate in festival activities and will be offered a $ 5,000 grant. In addition, he or she will be hosted at the Voix vives de Méditerranée festival in July 2021, in Sète, France.