Thursday, 12 April 2012

Canadian poetry shortlists


Announcing the Gerald Lampert & Pat Lowther Award Shortlists

April 2, 2012, Toronto: The League of Canadian Poets (LCP) is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2012 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards. Congratulations to the authors for their fine work and many thanks to the jurors for their hard work on this year’s awards.
Winners of these awards will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual LCP Poetry Fest and Conference to be held at the Park Town Hotel in downtown Saskatoon (924 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK) on June 16, 2012.

Gerald Lampert Award Shortlist:
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized authors' tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The award carries a $1,000 prize.
True by Kirsty Elliot (Leaf Press)
Yes. by Rosemary Griebel (Frontenac House Media Ltd.)
Paramita, Little Black by Suzanne Robertson (Guernica Editions)
Do Not Call Me By My Name by Lisa Shatzky (Black Moss Press)
Sweet Devilry by Yi-Mei Tsiang (Oolichan Books)
Gulf by Leslie Vryenhoek (Oolichan Books)
2012 Jury: Ronnie R. Brown, Dennis Cooley, Wendy Morton

Pat Lowther Award Shortlist:
The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is given for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year, and is in memory of the late Pat Lowther, whose career was cut short by her untimely death in 1975. The award carries a $1,000 prize.
A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth by Stephanie Bolster (Brick Books)
Small Mechanics by Lorna Crozier (McClelland & Stewart Ltd.)
outskirts by Sue Goyette (Brick Books)
Yes. by Rosemary Griebel (Frontenac House Media Ltd.)
Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan (Biblioasis)
Forge by Jan Zwicky (Gaspereau Press)
2012 Jury: Katherine Bitney, Sarah Klassen, Nela Rio
(See www.poets.ca for complete author bios and book descriptions)
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