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The shortlists for the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards announced.

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 9:20am

The league of Canadian Poets has announced the 2010 shortlists for the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards. Each award carries a prize of $1,000 and the winners will be announced June 11th-13th during the annual league of Canadian Poets festival and conference in Toronto.

Categories: Awards, Poetry


The 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced.

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 9:21am

In honour of the Griffin Poetry prize's tenth anniversary, the amount of the honorarium has increased from $100,000 to $200,000 and for the first time, participants in the poetry readings will be awarded $10,000 to emphasize the value and importance of the readings themselves and to honour the poets' contributions to the genre. The readings will take place on June 2nd and the winners will be awarded on June 3rd. The nominees for the Griffin Poetry Prize include 3 Canadians and 4 international poets and are as follows:

Categories: Awards, Poetry


Dennis Cooley Night Table Recommendations

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:44am

Too Bad by Robert Kroetsch (University of Alberta)

Kroetsch has created a lot of wonderful stuff and he keeps doing something different. In this, his latest book, he writes an hilarious autobiography of sorts in short and highly readable poems. They combine childhood memories and often embarrassing stories about his life as an adult writer. If at some point you don't laugh out loud or feel a catch in your thoughts you aren't reading. Almost everyone has noted the humour in Kroetsch's books; we have less often noticed the anguish that is in them. This book gives us both in a fresh and winning way.

Categories: Reviews, Poetry, Discussions, Authors


P.K. Page dead at 93

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 7:29pm

P.K. Page's formidable career spanned almost 70 years, commencing during the heyday of Canadian modernism in the 1940s and enduring well into the 21st century.

Categories: Poetry, buzz


Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Announced

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 6:42pm

The 2009 shortlist for one of Poetry's most lucrative prizes, the Griffin Poetry Prize, was announced April 6. 485 books of Poetry from 32 countries have been whittled down to a 3 book Canadian shortlist and a 4 book International shortlist

Jeremy Dodds's collection Crabwise to the Hounds A.F. Moritz's The Sentinel and Kevin Connolly's Revolver make up the Canadian shortlist.

Categories: Awards, Poetry


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