Congratulations to Christopher Patton! BC Book Prizes has announced this year's finalists, and Christopher's book of poetry, Ox, is shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. It is much-deserved recognition, indeed.
The winners will be announced at the BC Book Prize Gala on April 26, 2008.
Watch for Christopher this summer when he returns from his studies in Salt Lake City to his home on Salt Spring Island to tend his apple orchard and promote his book.
"Dense, knotty, allusive and musical, this is spiritual poetry of real depth and material engagement. Clearly a first book long in the making and ruthlessly trimmed of fat." —Zachariah Wells