03 April 2006

Shortlists For Two Poetry Awards Announced

The League of Canadian Poets has announced the shortlists for two poetry awards. The first shortlist is for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, given to the best book of poetry published by a Canadian woman in the previous year. Past winners have included Dionne Brand and Gwendolyn MacEwen. Saskatchewan poet Sylvia Legris is one of the six nominees this year. The second shortlist is for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. Previous winners have included Paulette Jiles, Di Brandt, and Ray Hsu. The complete list of nominees can be found here. Via The League of Canadian Poets newsletter.

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