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2022 Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize. The jurors were incredibly impressed with the quality of poems submitted this year, and we thank everyone who shared their poetry with us— we know the future of professional poetry in Canada is in good hands! The Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth was established to foster a…

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2022 Book Awards: Winners

The League of Canadian Poets is proud to present the 2022 Book Awards winners of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. The winners will each receive $2000 thanks to funding from Canada Council for the Arts , Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. 2022 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER Awarded annually…

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Broadsheet Contest 2022 Winner: The Hollow Tree by Anna Yin

Congrats to Anna Yin, winner of the 2022 Broadsheet Contest. Listen to “The Hollow Tree” by Anna Yin: Anna Yin immigrated to Canada in 1999, authored five poetry collections and edited/translated Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions) in 2021. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from USA and three grants…

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Very Small Verse 2022 Winner: Clepsydra by Jaclyn Piudik

Congrats to Jaclyn Piudik, winner of the 2022 Very Small Verse Contest. Listen to “Clepsydra” by Jaclyn Piudik Jaclyn Piudik is the author of To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books 2017) and three chapbooks, the corpus undone in the blizzard (Espresso Chapbooks 2019), Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautiful Outlaw 2013) and The Tao of Loathliness (fooliar…

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2021 Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize! The Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth was established to foster a lifelong relationship between Canadian youth and the literary arts, specifically poetry. The prize is supported through a generous donation from the Stursberg family and other donors in honour of Jessamy Stursberg. The prize accepts submissions from young…

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The Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award 2021 Winner: Jillian Christmas

Congratulations to Jillian Christmas, The Winner of the 2021 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award! 2021 SHERI-D WILSON GOLDEN BERET AWARD WINNER for lifetime achievement in Canadian spoken word poetry The Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award is an annual literary prize crafted specifically to highlight the unique strengths and values of spoken word poetry. The Sheri-D…

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Very Small Verse 2021 Winner: Sometimes by Rae Crossman

Congratulations to Rae Crossman, winner of the 2022 Very Small Verse Contest!  Listen to “Sometimes” by Rae Crossman Living on the Haldimand Tract in Kitchener, Ontario, Rae Crossman writes poetry both for the page and for oral performance. He has published poems in literary magazines and dramatized them on theatre stages, in classrooms, and around campfires…

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Broadsheet Contest 2021 Winner: Beekeeping by Kim Fahner

Congrats to Kim Fahner, winner of the 2021 Broadsheet Contest. Listen to “Beekeeping” by Kim Fahner: Kim Fahner lives, writes, and teaches in Sudbury, Ontario. She was Poet Laureate of Sudbury from 2016-18, and was the first woman appointed to that role. Her most recent book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). Kim is a member…

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