The League of Canadian Poets Reveals 2016 Poetry Awards Shortlist

As part of their celebration of National Poetry Month, the League of Canadian Poets revealed the 2016 Poetry Awards shortlist recently. The awards---Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award---celebrate the best in recent poetry publications.

Congratulations to our members & their poets:

Anvil Press & Melissa Bull for Rue, nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award 

Bookland Press & Rosanna Deerchild for Calling down the sky, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award

Coach House Books & Ben Ladouceur for Otter, nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award 

ECW Press & Marilyn Dumont for The Pemmican Eaters, nominated for the Raymond Souster Award

Inanna Publications & Adebe DeRango-Adem for Terra Incognita, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award

Nightwood Editions & Raoul Fernandes for Transmitter and Receiver, nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award 

Pedlar Press & Maureen Hynes for The Poison Colour, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award & the Raymond Souster Award

Ronsdale Press & Bruce Meyer for The Arrow of Time, nominated for the Raymond Souster Award

Véhicule Press & Chad Campbell for Laws & Locks and Derek Webster for Mockingbird, both nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award 

Winners will be announced at a special awards luncheon as part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit on June 18th. To learn more about these awards, the League, and to view a full list of this year's nominees, please visit the League of Canadian Poets website.