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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
Elizabeth Allan, The Shored Up House
Abraham Boyarsky, Schielber
Edna Alford, A Sleep Full of Dreams
Diana Hartog, Matinee Light
Sandra Birdsell, Night Travellers
Jean McKay, Gone to Grass
Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
Joan Fern Shaw, Raspberry Vinegar
Rosemary Sullivan, The Space a Name Makes
Di Brandt, Questions I Asked My Mother
  • Beverly Daurio, If Summer Had a Knife[2]
  • Janet Simpson-Cooke, Future Rivers[2]
Sarah Klassen, Journey to Yalta
Steven Heighton, Stalin's Carnival
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]
Joanne Arnott, Wiles of Girlhood
Elisabeth Harvor, Fortress of Chairs
Roberta Rees, Eyes Like Pigeons
Barbara Klar, The Night You Called Me a Shadow
Ilya Tourtidis, Mad Magellan's Tale
Keith Maillard, Dementia Americana
Maureen Hynes, Rough Skin
Marilyn Dumont, A Really Good Brown Girl
Mark Sinnett, The Landing
Stephanie Bolster, White Stone: The Alice Poems
Shawna Lemay, All the God-Sized Fruit
Anne Simpson, Light Falls Through You
Aislinn Hunter, Into the Early Hours
Kathy Mac, Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth
Adam Getty, Reconciliation[4]
Ray Hsu, Anthropy
Suzanne Buffam, Past Imperfect[7]
Steven Price, Anatomy of Keys
Alex Boyd, Making Bones Walk[8]
Katia Grubisic, what if red ran out[10]
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]
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]
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]
Gillian Savigny, Notebook M
Murray Reiss, The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild
Kayla Czaga, For Your Safety Please Hold On
Ben Ladouceur, Otter
  • Melissa Bull, Rue
  • Chad Campbell, Laws & Locks
  • Raoul Fernandes, Transmitter and Receiver
  • Cassidy McFadzean, Hacker Packer
  • Derek Webster, Mockingbird
Ingrid Ruthig, This Being[17]
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
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


  1. ^ McNally Robinson - (Apr 7, 2010). "The shortlists for the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards announced. - books". 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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