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2016 Showcase Award Finalists Announced

Congratulations to WEYMAN CHAN for his BINARY OCCUPIER OF THE ONE PERCENT, which is a FINALIST for POETRY (published in issue 64 of THE PRAIRIE JOURNAL). Weyman Chan was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1963, to immigrant parents from China. He wrote his first poem when he was thirteen years old. He has published poems and short stories in a wide variety of literary journals and anthologies. He won the 2002 National Magazine Awards silver prize for his poem “At work,” and the 2003 Alberta Book Award for his first book of poetry, Before a Blue Sky Moon. His second book, Noise From the Laundry, was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the 2009 Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry.

Visit for the complete list of finalists. The gold and silver winners will be announced and celebrated at the Alberta Magazine Awards Gala on March 3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary. For details and to purchase tickets by Feb. 25 (early bird deadline Feb. 11), visit

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