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GG poetry dust-up continues

The controversy surrounding this year’s Governor General’s Award for poetry continues apace. Yesterday, the Toronto Star devoted some ink to the story. And today, on his blog, poet (and frequent Q&Q reviewer) Zachariah Wells has posted the official conflict-of-interest guidelines used by the Canada Council in selecting jury members, which makes it seem pretty clear that jurors Di Brandt and Pier Giorgio Di Cicco should never have been invited to participate.

A lawyer friend of Wells’, however, argues that there is some wiggle room in the wording.