Tuesday, February 26, 2008

REDEFiNE iT Contest Winner Andreae Prozesky Wins the St. John's Round of the CBC Poetry Face-off

Can we pick them, or what?

Not only was Andreae Prozesky the winner of the Rattling Books sponsored REDEFiNE iT New Year's Resolution Contest, she has just won the St. John's, Newfoundland round of the 7th Annual CBC Radio Poetry Face-off.

The event was hosted by Weekend Arts Magazine host Angela Antle (see below for bios of the readers) and featured poems written on the theme of "heating up." Andreae's winning love poem, "Spring, even if it should come late," threw off flankers and flames.


The Contestents Were:

Leslie Vryenhoek is a writer, communications professional and occasional poet. Her work has appeared in journals and magazines, bathroom stalls and Power Point presentations across this great country. She works at Memorial University.

Andreae Prozesky writes the popular "Food Nerd" column in St. John's alternative paper The Scope, and has also written for Maisonneuve magazine and for CBC North Radio One. She has won a number of literary awards including the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award, the Lionel Shapiro Award for Creative Writing, and, most recently, the terribly prestigious Rattling Books/Dictionary of Newfoundland English REDEFINEiT New Year's Resolution Contest. She lives in St. John's.

Gerard Van Herk teaches linguistics at Memorial University. He used to be in a band called Deja Voodoo. He loves cheese. He once rhymed “poetry” and “below a tree”. He was also one of the judges for the terribly prestigious Rattling Books/Dictionary of Newfoundland English REDEFINEiT New Year's Resolution Contest.

Anthony Brenton’s forthcoming publications are Morning, Noon and Night in an Apartment; Music for Youngster’s Minds and Greedy Little Animal along with other writings collected over the past years. He is the self-published author of Triskaidekaphobia in St. John’s Muzak and A Book, both reflecting on his environment. Brenton lives in St. John’s Newfoundland where he thinks and loves. Anthony Brenton's latest book is Daybreak, Saint City (Trainwreck Press, 2008)

Michelle Butler Hallett was born in St. John's in 1971 and is the author of Double-blind, a novel and The shadow side of grace, a collection of short stories. Her newest short story, "Pardon-speaking Blood," is part of the anthology The Vagrant Revue of New Fiction. Two of her poems, "Demobilized" and "Meet again," were published in the spring 2007 issue of CV2, and her next novel, Sky Waves, is coming out this fall. Butler Hallett is also working on a screenplay adaptation of some of her short stories. She lives in St. John's with her husband and children.