2017 AWARDS SHORTLISTS

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award. The winners of these awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Saturday, June 10. Stay tune to poets.ca/conference for more details! Throughout the next few months, visit our News page to find interviews with and more information about all the shortlisted authors.

GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD 2017 SHORTLIST

Assdeep in Wonder by Christopher Gudgeon (Anvil Press) | The Back Channels by Jennifer Houle (Signature Editions) | Players by John Nyman (Palimpsest Press) | This Being by Ingrid Ruthig (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) | The Unlit Path Behind the House by Margo Wheaton (McGill-Queen’s University Press) | Songs of Exile by Bänoo Zan (Guernica Editions)

2017 jury: Vanessa Shields, Shane Neilson, Bernice Lever

PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD 2017 SHORTLIST

100 Days by Juliane Okot Bitek (University of Alberta Press) | Float by Anne Carson (Knopf) | Lady Crawford by Julie Cameron Gray (Palimpsest Press) | Let the Empire Down by Alexandra Oliver (Biblioasis) | Heaven’s Thieves by Sue Sinclair (Brick Books) | The Description of the World by Johanna Skibsrud (Wolsak & Wynn)

 

2016 jury: Beatriz Hausner, A.F. Moritz, Mary Ellen Csamer

RAYMOND SOUSTER AWARD 2017 SHORTLIST

Disturbing the Buddha by Barry Dempster (Brick Books) | silent sister: the mastectomy poems by Beth Everest (Frontenac House) | Serpentine Loop by Elee Kraljii Gardiner (Anvil Press) | Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books) | The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton (House of Anansi Press) | Après Satie – For Two and Four Hands by Dean Steadman (Brick Books)

2017 Jurors: Judith Neale, Micheline Maylor, Lynn Tait

SHERI-D WILSON GOLDEN BERET AWARD 2017 SHORTLIST

d’bi.young anitafrika | Clifton Joseph | Dwayne Morgan

2017 jury: RC Weslowski, Tanya Evanson, Sheri-D Wilson