Awards Season

April 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

Since the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist was announced today, I thought I’d throw up a post highlighting some of the recent shortlists for major Canadian poetry prizes (Griffin included). I’m also going to post a notable omission along with each list.

Griffin Poetry Prize (Canadian Shortlist):

Karen Solie – Pigeon (House of Anansi Press)
Kate Hall – The Certainty Dream (Coach House Press)
P.K. Page – Coal and Roses (Porcupine’s Quill)

Notable omission: Carmine Starnino – This Way Out (Gaspereau Press)

Atlantic Poetry Prize

Zach Wells – Track & Trace (Biblioasis)
Anne Compton – Asking Questions Indoors and Out (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)
Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen – Lean-To (Gaspereau Press)

Notable Omission: Shane Neilson – Meniscus (Biblioasis)

Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Kate Hall – The Certainty Dream (Coach House Press)
James Langer – Gun Dogs (House of Anansi Press)
Marcus McCann – Soft Where (Chaudiere Books)
Soraya Peerbaye – Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions)
Marguerite Pigeon – Inventory (Anvil Press)
Robert Earl Stewart – Something Buried Along the Southern Border (Mansfield Press) 

Notable Omission: Jesse Ferguson – Harmonics (Freehand Books)

Pat Lowther Award

Elizabeth Bachinsky – God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions)
Ronna Bloom – Permiso (Pedlar Press)
Sina Queyras – Expressway (Coach House Books) 
Damian Rogers – Paper Radio (ECW Press)
Laisha Rosnau – Lousy Explorers (Nightwood Editions)
Karen Solie – Pigeon (House of Anansi Press)

Notable omission: None

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Marc di Saverio  |  April 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Starnino’s THIS WAY OUT is definitely a notable omission. A shame. Marc


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