2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Finalist


Aly Blythe Dayne Ogilvie Prize finalist

Ali Blythe

Jury Citation 

Reading Ali Blythe’s first collection, one is in continuous transit among bodies, species, images, phenomena, and myths. Wry, philosophical, and voluptuous, Twoism builds a lyrical stage made of movement along lines enjambed like switchbacks, taut couplets made in reversals, and stanzas redoubling division and displacement. His thoughts stretched wide, longing in between, Blythe illuminates a world both ruined and beautiful.

About the Author

Ali Blythe is the editor-in-chief of The Claremont Review. His poetry collection, Twoism, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize earlier this year. Blythe completed a residency at the Banff Centre and a writing degree at the University of Victoria, receiving the Candis Graham Writing Scholarship from the Lambda Foundation. He lives in Vancouver.




Woodcock Fund


Journey Prize

Feb 21, 2018

Berton House Writers' Retreat

Feb 21, 2018

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

Mar 5, 2018

Writers' Trust Fellowship

Mar 12, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


Mar 14 for books published between Oct 1, 2017 and Mar 13, 2018


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