The shortlists for the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards announced.
Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 10:08am
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.
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year.
It is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator/promoter, who was interested in the works
of new writers. The nominees for this year are:
The Certainty Dream (Coach House Books)
for Gun Dogs (House of Anansi Press)
for Soft Where (Chaudiere Books)
for Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions)
for Inventory (Anvil Press)
for Something Burned Along the Southern Border (Mansfield Press)
The Pat Lowther Award
recognizes a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year. It is awarded in memory of the late Pat Lowther whose burgeoning career as a poet was cut short by her untimely death at the age of 40. The nominees for this year are:
God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions)
for Permiso (Pedlar Press)
for Expressway (Coach House Books)
for Paper Radio (ECW Press, a misFit book)
for Lousy Explorers (Nightwood Editions)
for Pigeon (House of Anansi Press)