To launch National Poetry Month, we are thrilled to announce the 2019 Book Awards longlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, and the Raymond Souster Award.
Shortlists for our Book Awards will be announced Tuesday, April 23 – we can’t wait! Congratulations to all of the longlisted poets and their publishers!
2019 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD LONGLIST
Ritual Lights by Joelle Barron (Goose Lane Editions) | Short Histories of Light by Aidan Chafe (McGill-Queen’s University Press) | Ekke by Klara du Plessis (Palimpsest Press) | Quarry by Tanis Franco (University of Calgary Press) | Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit by Mikko Harvey (House of Anansi Press) | Dividing the Wayside by Jenny Haysom (Palimpsest Press) | Obits. by Tess Liem (Coach House Books) | No Meeting Without Body by Annick MacAskill (Gaspereau Press) | We Like Feelings. We Are Serious. by Julie McIsaac (Wolsak & Wynn) | Port of Being by Shazia Hafiz Ramji (Invisible Publishing) | East and West by Laura Ritland (Véhicule Press) | Night Became Years by Jason Stefanik (Coach House Books)
2019 jury: Adebe DeRango-Adem, Amanda Earl, and Jacob McArthur Mooney.
2019 PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD LONGLIST
Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway (Book*hug) | The Blue Clerk by Dionne Brand (McClelland & Stewart) | Mrs Romanov by Lori Cayer (The Porcupine’s Quill) | Listen Before Transmit by Dani Couture (Wolsak & Wynn) | Ekke by Klara du Plessis (Palimpsest Press) | I left nothing inside on purpose by Stevie Howell (McClelland & Stewart) | Obits. by Tess Liem (Coach House Books) | Body Work by Emilia Nielsen (Signature Editions) | Port of Being by Shazia Hafiz Ramji (Invisible Publishing) | East and West by Laura Ritland (Véhicule Press) | Reunion by Deanna Young (Brick Books) | The Missing Field by Jennifer Zilm (Guernica Editions)
2019 jury: Robert Colman, Brenda Leifso, and Shane Neilson.
2019 RAYMOND SOUSTER AWARD LONGLIST
Anatomic by Adam Dickinson (Coach House Books) | Correspondent by Dominique Bernier-Cormier (Goose Lane Editions) | How to Avoid Huge Ships by Julie Bruck (Brick Books) |Mrs Romanov by Lori Cayer (The Porcupine’s Quill) | God of Shadows by Lorna Crozier (McClelland & Stewart) | Trauma Head by Elee Kraljii Gardiner (Anvil Press) | No Line in Time by Sonja Ruth Greckol (Tightrope Books) | I left nothing inside on purpose by Stevie Howell (McClelland & Stewart) | Welcome to the Anthropocene by Alice Major (University of Alberta Press) | Tar Swan by David Martin (NeWest Press) | Rooster, Dog, Crow by Jim Nason (Frontenac House) |Ledi by Kim Trainor (Book*hug)
2019 jury: Kathy Mac, Maurice Mierau, and Concetta Principe.
Thank you to the 2019 jurors for their hard work and dedication!