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Shortlists announced for the GERALD LAMPERT & PAT LOWTHER AWARDS

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The League of Canadian Poets

from our friends at the League of Canadian Poets:

The League of Canadian Poets is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2011 Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards.

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 and carries a $1,000 prize. 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. This award also carries a $1,000 prize.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors, including Jeff Latosik, recent Open Book: Toronto Writer in Residence! Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual LCP Poetry Fest and Conference to be held at The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto (475 Yonge Street) on June 11, 2011.

The Gerald Lampert Award Shortlist:

  • The Crow’s Vow (Signal Edition of Vehicule Press) by Susan Briscoe
  • That Other Beauty (Brick Books) by Karen Enns
  • Tiny, Frantic, Stronger (Insomniac Press) by Jeff Latosik
  • [sic] (Frontenac Press) by Nikki Reimer
  • Here Is Where We Disembark (Freehand Books)by Clea Roberts
  • The nights Also (Tightrope Books) by Anna Swanson

2011 Jury: Lori Cayer, Jacob Scheier, Todd Swift

The Pat Lowther Award Shortlist:

  • Ossuaries (McClelland & Stewart) by Dionne Brand
  • Walking to Mojácar (Turnstone Press) by Di Brandt
  • Living Under Plastic (Oolichan Books)by Evelyn Lau
  • Memory’s Daughter (University of Alberta Press) by Alice Major
  • Cathedral (Ronsdale Press) by Pamela Porter
  • La luna, Tango, siempre la luna / The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon (Broken Jaw Press) by Nela Rio

2011 Jury: Magie Dominic, Eric Folsom, Yvonne Trainer

For complete author bios and book descriptions, please visit the League of Canadian Poets website.

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