Friday, April 2, 2010

League Awards The Shortlists for the 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Have Been Announced!

The Shortlists for the 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Have Been Announced!

The League of Canadian Poets is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards.
Congratulations to the authors for their fine work and many thanks to the jurors for their hard work on this year’s awards. Winners of these awards will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual LCP Poetry Fest and Conference to be held in Toronto at 89 Chestnut Conference Centre from June 11- 13, 2010.

2010 Gerald Lampert Award Shortlist:
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized authors' tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

Kate Hall for The Certainty Dream(Coach House Books)
James Langer for Gun Dogs (House of Anansi Press)
Marcus McCann for Soft Where (Chaudiere Books)
Soraya Mariam Peerbaye for Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions)
Marguerite Pigeon for Inventory (Anvil Press)
Robert Earl Stewart for Something Burned Along the Southern Border (Mansfield Press)

2010 Jury: Barbara Pelman, David Seymour, Sheri-D Wilson

Author Bios and Judges' Comments :
Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Author Bios and Judges' Comments

2010 Pat Lowther Award Shortlist:
The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is given for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year, and is in memory of the late Pat Lowther, whose career was cut short by her untimely death in 1975. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

Elizabeth Bachinsky for God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions)
Ronna Bloom for Permiso (Pedlar Press)
Sina Queyras for Expressway (Coach House Books)
Damian Rogers for Paper Radio (ECW Press, a misFit book)
Laisha Rosnau for Lousy Exploriers (Nightwood Editions)
Karen Solie for Pigeon (House of Anansi Press)

2010 Jury: Gloe Cormie, Maureen Hynes, Rhea Tregebov

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