Arc Poetry Magazine recently revealed the winner of the 2015 Archibald Lampman Award as part of the City of Ottawa Book Awards. The award honours Ottawa poets for an outstanding book of poetry by a National Capital Region author published in the previous year. The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nineteenth-century poets. The winner was selected by a jury, this year made up of poets Sachiko Murakami, Liz Howard, and Shane Book.
Congratulations to Pearl Pirie and her publisher BookThug for pet radish, shrunken! The third full collection of poetry by Pirie, pet radish, shrunken deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. In true Pirie style, this fresh, quirky, and clear-seeing collection speaks in a range of styles and voices.
For more information about the award, please visit the Arc Poetry Magazine website. For more information about the City of Ottawa Book Awards, please visit the City of Ottawa website.