2019 cbc poetry prize longlist

November 7, 2019 § Leave a comment

cbc 2019 poetry prize long list



“An Interview with Kim Trainor” (“Paper Birch” wins the Gustafson Prize)

May 18, 2019 § Leave a comment

paper birch

Jury citation by Phil Hall: “This is an epistolary & braided poem that catches recent crises, scientific language, internet calls, & metaphor—all in its confident weave. Here is a passionate poem about interconnectedness & precariousness—skin & paper & bark as one.” Forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, spring issue.

“The following interview was conducted via email by Editorial Assistant and member of the Poetry Board Rebecca Salazar. Kim Trainor’s poem “Paper Birch” is the winner of The Fiddlehead’s 2019 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize….”

Ledi Shortlisted for the 2019 Raymond Souster Award, League of Canadian Poets

April 23, 2019 § Leave a comment


From the Jurors: Trainor’s poetry offers the reader a moving, powerful meditation on mourning as a burial of the dead and “preparing for life after death.” The flowers and grasses found at a burial site of the Iron Age Pazyryk woman known as Ledi, or “the Lady,” inspire memories of the narrator’s dead lover, a man with whom she travelled the American desert and who named and identified all the wildflowers that they found on their way. Through her poems, Trainor weaves these two lives and deaths through the flora and fauna associated with burial practice, so that the past is folded into the present in a quietly stunning memorialization of loss, known and unknown.


Ledi longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award :)

April 2, 2019 § 2 Comments



Poetry Mini Interviews…

March 29, 2019 § Leave a comment

The first instalment of my poetry mini interview (“very short interviews with poets”) with Thomas Whyte…. (I love VWs….)poetry mini interviews

Lucky Seven Interview about Ledi On Open Book

November 5, 2018 § Leave a comment

Lucky Seven Interview with Kim Trainor on Open Book

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The Excavation of Memory (Book*hug Blog, 10 October 2018)

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An interview by Mary Ann Matias on the Book*hug blog this week: The Excavation of Memory: In Conversation with Kim Trainor

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