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Patrick Lane and Kayla Czaga receive Governor Generalís Award Nominations!


Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:03pm

Patrick Lane’s most recent collection, Washita (Harbour Publishing, 2014), and Kayla Czaga’s debut poetry collection, For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood Editions, 2014), have both been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award in the Poetry category! Since 1937, the Governor General’s Award has honoured the best in Canadian literature, with seven different categories for both English and French-language authors. All finalists receive $1,000, and the winners, who will be revealed on October 28th, will each receive $25,000.

Both Washita and For Your Safety Please Hold On were shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize earlier this year. In addition, Washita won the Raymond Souster Award in 2015. 

Other English-language finalists for the Governor General’s Award in Poetry include Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland & Stewart / Penguin Random House Canada),M. Travis Lane’s Crossover (Cormorant Books), and Robyn Sarah’s My Shoes Are Killing Me (Biblioasis).

Good luck Patrick and Kayla!