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We Celebrate National Poetry Month with Award Nominations!


Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:59pm

April is National Poetry Month, and we are starting our celebrations with two poetry award nominations! Congratulations to Russell Thornton, who was shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award for Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain. The Raymond Souster Award is administered by the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), and it is awarded to the best book of poetry written by an LCP member. This is Russell's third award nomination for Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain.

Nightwood poet Elizabeth Bachinsky has also been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her latest collection The Hottest Summer in Recorded History. The Pat Lowther prize is also administered by the LCP and is given to the best book of poetry written by a Canadian woman published in the previous year. Elizabeth was also nominated for the Pat Lowther award for her previous book, God of Missed Connections.

Both awards come with a $1,000 prize. The winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the LCP annual Poetry Festival and Conference held in Toronto on June 7, 2014.