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Writers making the short lists for two national poetry prizes were announced yesterday at a launch event for National Poetry Month.

In the running for the $1,000 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for a first book of poetry: Radius of Light, by Joshua Auerbach; Making Bones Walk, by Alex Boyd; Wolf Tree, by Alison Calder; Contrary Infatuations, by Dymphny Dronyk; Ride Backwards on Dragon, by Kim Goldberg; and The Sweet Fuels, by Erin Knight.

Nominees for the $1,000 Pat Lowther Award for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman: Wolf Tree, by Alison Calder; The Crooked Good, by Louise Bernice Halfe; Two Hemispheres, by Nadine McInnis; Shell, by Olive Senior; Quick, by Anne Simpson; and Going Around With Bachelors, by Agnes Walsh.

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The winners will be announced June 21 in St. John's.

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