Lorna Crozier, Rosanna Deerchild and Marilyn Dumont shortlisted for League of Canadian Poets awards

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Lorna Crozier, Rosanna Deerchild and Marilyn Dumont shortlisted for League of Canadian Poets awards

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 2016353 Views

April 4, 2016

The League of Canadian Poets has announced shortlists for three of their biggest awards: the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and Raymond Souster Award. Governor General’s Literary Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier has snagged two nominations for her poetry collection The Wrong Cat.

Rosanna Deerchild, host of CBC Radio’s Unreserved, is also nominated for her collection Calling Down the Sky. Cree poet Marilyn Dumont has made the shortlist for The Pemmican Eaters.

Cassidy McFadzean is nominated in the debut poetry collection category for Hacker Packer, which includes her shortlisted entry for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, “On Naming and the Origin of Pity.”

The full list of finalists is listed below.

Finalists for the $1,000 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, given to a debut poetry collection by a Canadian poet published in the preceding year, include:

  • Rue by Melissa Bull
  • Laws & Locks by Chad Campbell
  • Transmitter and Receiver by Raoul Fernandes
  • Otter by Ben Ladouceur
  • Hacker Packer by Cassidy McFadzean
  • Mockingbird by Derek Webster

Finalists for the $1,000 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, which honours poetry collections by Canadian women published in the preceding year, include:

  • The Wrong Cat by Lorna Crozier
  • Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild
  • Terra Incognita by Adebe DeRango-Adem
  • The Poison Colour by Maureen Hynes
  • Marry & Burn by Rachel Rose
  • Trio by Sarah Tolmie

Finalists for the $1,000 Raymond Souster Award, open to members of the League of Canadian poets for collections published in the preceding year, include:

  • The Wrong Cat by Lorna Crozier
  • The Pemmican Eaters by Marilyn Dumont
  • The Poison Colour by Maureen Hynes
  • Standard Candles by Alice Major
  • The Arrow of Time by Bruce Meyer
  • The Thunderbird Poems by Armand Ruffo

The League of Canadian Poets have also awarded Vancouver-based spoken word poet RC Weslowki the Golden Beret Award. Created by Sheri-D Wilson, the Golden Beret Award honours spoken word artists in Canada.

Winners of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, Pat Lowther Memorial Award and Raymond Souster Award will be announced on June 18.

NT5

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