As part of their celebration of National Poetry Month, the League of Canadian Poets revealed the 2016 Poetry Awards shortlist recently. The awards---Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award---celebrate the best in recent poetry publications.
Congratulations to our members & their poets:
Anvil Press & Melissa Bull for Rue, nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
Bookland Press & Rosanna Deerchild for Calling down the sky, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award
Coach House Books & Ben Ladouceur for Otter, nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
ECW Press & Marilyn Dumont for The Pemmican Eaters, nominated for the Raymond Souster Award
Inanna Publications & Adebe DeRango-Adem for Terra Incognita, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award
Nightwood Editions & Raoul Fernandes for Transmitter and Receiver, nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
Pedlar Press & Maureen Hynes for The Poison Colour, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award & the Raymond Souster Award
Ronsdale Press & Bruce Meyer for The Arrow of Time, nominated for the Raymond Souster Award
Winners will be announced at a special awards luncheon as part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit on June 18th. To learn more about these awards, the League, and to view a full list of this year's nominees, please visit the League of Canadian Poets website.