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Rachel Rose, 2014-2017 Vancouver Poet Laureate
Rachel Rose has won national awards for her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including a 2014 Pushcart Prize. She has published poems, short stories, and essays in Canada, the US, New Zealand, and Japan.

Her most recent collection, Song and Spectacle, won the 2013 Audre Lorde Poetry Prize in the US and the Pat Lowther Award in Canada.

In 2011, Rachel and composer Leslie Uyeda were commissioned by the Queer Arts Festival to write the libretto for Canada’s first lesbian opera, When The Sun Comes Out, which premiered in August 2013 in Vancouver and in Toronto in June 2014. She is currently writing a book about police dogs. For more info:

Deadline November 1! Submit Your Titles for the League Book Awards
The deadline for submission to these awards is November 1st, 2014. For books that are published after this date, but still within the calendar year, please e-mail me by November 1st, 2014 to arrange to have the deadline extended to Dec 15th.  Please note: Titles will not be accepted past the deadline unless these arrangements have been made prior to November 1, 2014. If you are a League member, please contact your publisher to see if your title has been submitted before sending it in yourself to avoid duplication. For more information on these awards, and to download a submission form, please go to:

2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Deadline Reminder
This is a reminder that the deadline for the $200,000 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize is December 31, 2014. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 for books published between January 1st and December 31st, 2014. Please remember to complete all necessary customs/duties paperwork when shipping your entries. If you have any questions regarding the rules, or would like to download an entry form, please visit our Web site, at: