Poetry, almost by definition, is a form rooted in centuries of tradition and yet constantly changes and evolves. It stands to reason, then, that Canada’s sole publisher exclusively publishing poetry would bring the same mix of expertise and innovation to the table. And London, Ontario’s Brick Books, the only publisher in Canada publishing nothing but incredible poetry from some of the country’s top talents, definitely does.
Meet Aaron Paquette and get your copy of Lightfinder signed by the author/illustrator himself! Books will also be available for sale.
Two new poetry collections will be celebrated at a book launch in Ottawa with respected Ojibway writers David Groulx and Armand Garnet Ruffo. The co-launch takes place Wed. May 20 from 7-9 p.m. at Octopus Books Centretown: 251 Bank St., Second floor, Ottawa.
The Atlantic Book Awards announced their 2015 shortlists at the Halifax Public Library on April 7th during a "Writers in Conversation" discussion with Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod, and Ami MacKay. The awards acknowledge the best books published by Atlantic Canadian writers in several categories over the past year.
We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received nominations:
Both the international and Canadian shortlists for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize were revealed on April 7th. The most lucrative poetry prize in the world, the Griffin is given to the best first edition of poetry in English to celebrate and raise awareness for the important place poetry plays in our cultural lives.
This year's Canadian shortlist features two LPG member publishers:
Brick Books & Jane Munro for Blue Sonoma
The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers unveiled the shortlists for the 2015 Manitoba Book Awards on April 1st, celebrating the best of the province's writing and publishing.
We'd like to congratulation our members on their nominations:
The League of Canadian Poets kicked off National Poetry Month with a bang, announcing the nominees for the 2015 Raymond Souster Award, Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, and the Sheri-D Wilson Goldern Beret Award winner.
Amazon.ca and the Walrus Foundation revealed the nominees for the 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award on April 1st. Since 1976 this award has been recognizing the fantastic achievements of debut Canadian fiction writers. This year's shortlist was selected by head judge, Nick Mount, who is the fiction editor at The Walrus.
We'd like to congratulate two of our members who had authors selected this year:
Caitlin Press & Chelsea Rooney for Pedal
Anvil Press has its roots in the East Vancouver neighbourhood it calls home but also in the magazine world, as it started out by publishing subTerrain magazine in 1988. Both these elements still play a large role in the Anvil Press of today.