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Remembering Arlene Lampert

Arlene Lampert 1934-2023 Arlene passed away in her own home on February 22, 2023  It was peaceful and in her control. Arlene was a force of nature. Along with Gerald Lampert, Arlene was one of the founding members of the League of Canadian Poets. As Executive Director of the League, she was integrally involved in…

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2023 Book Awards Longlists

The League of Canadian Poets is thrilled to announce the 2023 Book Awards longlists for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award,  Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. Please join us in celebrating the incredible poetry of 2022! April 6: Longlists AnnouncementApril 20: Shortlists AnnouncementMay 4: Winners Announcement 2023 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD LONGLIST Awarded annually since…

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2023 Book Awards: Meet the Jurors!

The League of Canadian Poets is honoured to have the following poets as the jurors for our 2023 Book Awards! Thank you for all your hard work and careful reading of the incredible poetry released last year. The Longlists for the 2023 Book Awards will be announced on April 6, Shortlists on April 20, and…

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Very Small Verse Contest Winner 2023: Toulouse’s uncharacteristic heat by Kevin Andrew Heslop

Congratulations to Kevin Andrew Heslop, winner of the 2022-2023 Very Small Verse Contest! Toulouse’s uncharacteristic heatKevin Andrew Heslop brings seventy grandmothers’ begonias from the house to the balcony out of season. Kevin Andrew Heslop is. Debut: the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill Press, Fall 2021). Lately:six feet | between us(McIntosh Gallery, Winter 2022); Revelations: Gathie Falk (Centred…

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Broadsheet Contest 2023 Winner: Tham Luang Cave Rescue by Pujita Verma

Congratulations to Pujita Verma, winner of the 2022-2023 Broadsheet Contest! Pujita Verma is an Indo-Canadian Poet & Illustrator. She was Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate (2018-2020), a Poetry In Voice National Finalist, and was recently longlisted for Palette Poetry’s Love & Eros Prize. Her work embraces themes of resilience and silence, culture and connection, memory, and…

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Things to Do around Winnipeg when you’re Black By Michael Fraser – Winner of the 2022 Lesley Strutt Poetry Prize

Congratulations to the 2022 Winner of the 2nd Annual Lesley Strutt Poetry Prize Things to Do around Winnipeg when you’re Black by Michael Fraser Thank you to the contest judge, Richard-Yves Sitoski! Michael Fraser is published in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013 and 2018. He has won numerous awards, including Freefall Magazine’s 2014 and…

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Fresh Air by Gordon Taylor – Winner of the Toronto Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Poetry Award

Congratulations to the 2022 Winner of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Poetry Award! Fresh Air by Gordon Taylor About the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Poetry Award A $500 prize, sponsored by the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation, to the best single poem by a poet in the early stages…

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Celebrating Massy Books – Honourary Member of the League of Canadian Poets 2022

Massy Books is the 2022 recipient of the League of Canadian Poets’ Honorary Membership Award.  Each year, the LCP presents this award to honour and celebrate leaders in Canada’s poetry community, who achieve and contribute to poetry in extraordinary ways. Massy Books is more than deserving of this award, as their commitment and dedication to…

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