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Gerald Lampert Award

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The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is made annually by the League of Canadian Poets to the best volume of poetry published by a first-time poet. It is presented in honour of poetry promoter Gerald Lampert.[1] Each winner receives an honorarium of $1000.

Winners and nominees

Year Winner Nominated
1981
Elizabeth Allan, The Shored Up House
1982
Abraham Boyarsky, Schielber
Edna Alford, A Sleep Full of Dreams
1983
Diana Hartog, Matinee Light
1984
Sandra Birdsell, Night Travellers
Jean McKay, Gone to Grass
1985
Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
1986
Joan Fern Shaw, Raspberry Vinegar
1987
Rosemary Sullivan, The Space a Name Makes
1988
Di Brandt, Questions I Asked My Mother
  • Beverly Daurio, If Summer Had a Knife[2]
  • Janet Simpson-Cooke, Future Rivers[2]
1989
Sarah Klassen, Journey to Yalta
1990
Steven Heighton, Stalin's Carnival
1991
Diana Brebner, Radiant Life Forms
  • Lesley-Anne Bourne, The Story of Pears[3]
  • Michael Redhill, Impromptu Feats of Balance[3]
  • Ronn Silverstein, Diary of a Glass Blower in Solitude[3]
1992
Joanne Arnott, Wiles of Girlhood
1993
Elisabeth Harvor, Fortress of Chairs
Roberta Rees, Eyes Like Pigeons
1994
Barbara Klar, The Night You Called Me a Shadow
Ilya Tourtidis, Mad Magellan's Tale
1995
Keith Maillard, Dementia Americana
1996
Maureen Hynes, Rough Skin
1997
Marilyn Dumont, A Really Good Brown Girl
1998
Mark Sinnett, The Landing
1999
Stephanie Bolster, White Stone: The Alice Poems
2000
Shawna Lemay, All the God-Sized Fruit
2001
Anne Simpson, Light Falls Through You
2002
Aislinn Hunter, Into the Early Hours
2003
Kathy Mac, Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth
2004
Adam Getty, Reconciliation[4]
2005
Ray Hsu, Anthropy
2006
Suzanne Buffam, Past Imperfect[7]
2007
Steven Price, Anatomy of Keys
2008
Alex Boyd, Making Bones Walk[8]
2009
Katia Grubisic, what if red ran out[10]
2010
James Langer, Gun Dogs[11]
  • Kate Hall, The Certainty Dream[11]
  • Marcus McCann, Soft Where[11]
  • Soraya Peerbaye, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names[11]
  • Marguerite Pigeon, Inventory[11]
  • Robert Earl Stewart, Something Burned Along the Southern Border[11]
2011
Anna Swanson, The Nights Also
  • Susan Briscoe, The Crow’s Vow[12]
  • Karen Enns, That Other Beauty[12]
  • Jeff Latosik, Tiny, Frantic, Stronger[12]
  • Nikki Reimer, [sic][12]
  • Clea Roberts, Here Is Where We Disembark[12]
2012
Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, Sweet Devilry
  • Kirsty Elliot, True[13]
  • Rosemary Griebel, Yes[13]
  • Suzanne Robertson, Paramita[13]
  • Lisa Shatzky, Do Not Call Me By My Name[13]
  • Leslie Vryenhoek, Gulf[13]
2013
Gillian Savigny, Notebook M
2014
Murray Reiss, The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild
2015
Kayla Czaga, For Your Safety Please Hold On
2016
Ben Ladouceur, Otter
  • Melissa Bull, Rue
  • Chad Campbell, Laws & Locks
  • Raoul Fernandes, Transmitter and Receiver
  • Cassidy McFadzean, Hacker Packer
  • Derek Webster, Mockingbird
2017
Ingrid Ruthig, This Being[17]
2018
Emily Nilsen, Otolith[19]
  • Billy-Ray Belcourt, This Wound is a World
  • Jack Davis, Faunics
  • Wendy Donawa, Thin Air of the Knowable
  • Julie Paul, The Rules of the Kingdom
  • Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements
2019
Tess Liem, Obits.[20]
  • Klara du Plessis, Ekke
  • Tanis Franco, Quarry
  • Mikko Harvey, Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit
  • Jenny Haysom, Dividing the Wayside
  • Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Port of Being

References

  1. ^ McNally Robinson - (Apr 7, 2010). "The shortlists for the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards announced. - books". mcnallyrobinson.com. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Allison, MacEwen make short list for poetry award". The Globe and Mail, April 27, 1988.
  3. ^ a b c "Brand, Brewster nominated for award". The Globe and Mail, May 4, 1991.
  4. ^ "Poets not afraid to self-promote". Montreal Gazette, April 17, 2004.
  5. ^ a b c d "Poets shortlist announced". Kingston Whig-Standard, April 17, 2004.
  6. ^ a b c d "Shortlists unveiled for Lowther, Lampert prizes". The Globe and Mail, April 21, 2005.
  7. ^ "Poets enter League of their own". Ottawa Citizen, June 11, 2006.
  8. ^ "N.S., Toronto poets win League of Canadian Poets honours". CBC Books. June 23, 2008. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Shortlisted for poetry prizes". The Globe and Mail, April 2, 2008.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Winners of the [sic]the Path Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Announced". Open Book Toronto, June 15, 2009.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Announcing the 2010 Award Winners of the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Awards". Open Book Toronto, June 13, 2010.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards 2011 Shortlists Announced". Canada Arts Connect, April 6, 2011.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther shortlists revealed". Quill & Quire, April 3, 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d e "League of Canadian Poets announces 2013 shortlists". Quill & Quire, April 5, 2013.
  15. ^ a b c d e "League of Canadian Poets Announces 2014 Prize Shortlists & Spoken Word Winner!". Open Book Toronto, April 1, 2014.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Prizes announced on first day of National Poetry Month". Toronto Star, April 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Sinclair, Ruthig, Halfe, anitafrika win 2017 LCP Poetry Awards". Quill & Quire, June 12, 2017.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Finalists for Canadian poetry awards announced". The Globe and Mail, April 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "The League of Canadian Poets announces winners of the 2018 Annual Poetry Awards". Quill & Quire, June 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "Tess Liem, Stevie Howell win 2019 Book Awards for poetry". Quill & Quire, June 10, 2019.
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