SUMMER READING LIST: AWARDS

The sun is out, the beach is warm, the parks are full — it’s time to bust out your summer reading list! We truly believe that poetry makes an excellent beach read, so our first batch of summer recommendations are the 18 incredible books shortlisted for our awards. 100 Days … [click for more]

MEET THE SHORTLIST: BÄNOO ZAN

Bänoo Zan’s book Songs of Exile is shortlisted for our 2017 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award! As we near the awards ceremony where the winner will be announced, we wanted to take some time to meet the shortlisted poets and find out more about what inspired their most recent poetry collections. … [click for more]

MEET THE SHORTLIST: LOUISE BERNICE HALFE

Louise Bernice Halfe’s book Burning in This Midnight Dream is shortlisted for our 2017 Raymond Souster Award! As we near the awards ceremony where the winner will be announced, we wanted to take some time to meet the shortlisted poets and find out more about what inspired their most recent … [click for more]

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 … [click for more]

DOYALI ISLAM WINS INAUGURAL NATIONAL BROADSHEET CONTEST

We are thrilled to announce that Doyali Islam is the winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ inaugural National Broadsheet Contest! Her winning poem “cat and door” was selected by judge Sharon Thesen for its “sweet formalities of elegiac thought.” Islam was the winner of Arc’s 2016 Poem of the … [click for more]

2017 BOOK AWARD ENTRANTS

Thank you to all the publishers and poets who submitted their books for consideration in our 2017 books awards! Below, you’ll find a complete list of submissions for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Raymond Souster Award. The shortlists for all three awards will be announced in … [click for more]

LCP50: MAUREEN HYNES

This year, Maureen Hynes–along with Lorna Crozier–was shortlisted for not one, but two of our book awards: the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. So we thought it was absolutely fantastic when we discovered that 20 years ago, Maureen Hynes’ first book, Rough Skin, won the Gerald … [click for more]

2106 JESSAMY STURSBERG PRIZE: HONORABLE MENTIONS

We’re wrapping up National Youth Arts Week with our final Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize announcement: our honorable mentions! Judges selected three poems in each category as honorable mentions. Congratulations again to all the young poets who placed in this year’s prize! We were inundated with great work from all across … [click for more]

2016 JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE: THIRD PLACE

Congratulations to Frida Purdon and Kelsey Tishinki, who placed third in our 2016 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize! We’re excited to share their poems with you today, as well as a brief interview with Kelsey. The prize is awarded annually through the Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Trust Fund, sustained by a generous donation from the Stursberg … [click for more]

2016 JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE: FIRST PLACE

Congratulations to Muneeza Sheikh and Aubry Williams, winners of the 2016 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize! We’re excited to share their poems with you today, as well as a brief interview with each of these young poets. The prize is awarded annually through the Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Trust Fund, sustained by a generous donation … [click for more]

JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE: 2016 WINNERS

The first week of May each year is National Youth Arts Week in Canada, and we are excited to celebrate six youth poets this week! We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian youth. The prize is awarded annually through the Jessamy Stursberg … [click for more]

2016 GOLDEN BERET AWARD WINNER: RC WESLOWSKI

At the beginning of National Poetry Month, we were thrilled to announce our 2016 book awards shortlists as well as the winner of the 10th annual Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for spoken word. The Golden Beret Award was created by Sheri-D Wilson—a pioneer of spoken word poetry in Canada—to honour … [click for more]

MEET THE SHORTLIST: MELISSA BULL & BEN LADOUCEUR

For the fourth installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Melissa Bull and Ben Ladouceur, whose books Rue and Otter, respectively, were shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award! Throughout National Poetry Month, we’re excited to introduce you to all the poets shortlisted for our book awards: the women … [click for more]

MEET THE SHORTLIST: MARILYN DUMONT & ALICE MAJOR

For the fourth installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Marilyn Dumont and Alice Major, whose books The Pemmican Eaters and Standard Candles, respectively, were shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Throughout National Poetry Month, we’re excited to introduce you to all the poets shortlisted for our book awards: the women shortlisted for … [click for more]

MEET THE SHORTLIST: ADEBE DeRANGO-ADEM & BRUCE MEYER

For the second installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Adebe DeRango-Adem, whose book Terra Incognita was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and Bruce Meyer, whose book The Arrow of Time was shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award! Throughout National Poetry Month, we’re excited to introduce you to all the … [click for more]

MEET THE SHORTLIST: LORNA CROZIER & MAUREEN HYNES

Welcome to the first installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series! Throughout National Poetry Month, we’re excited to introduce you to all the poets shortlisted for our book awards: the women shortlisted for our Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the new poets shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, … [click for more]

2016 BOOK AWARDS: SHORTLISTS

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 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 2016 recipient of the prestigious Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award. The winners of these awards will be announced on Saturday, June 18 … [click for more]