news | Monday April 27, 2015
Congratulations to Cecily Nicholson! Nicholson’s latest book, From the Poplars, has won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. The prize was awarded at the B.C. Book Prizes gala on Saturday evening, April 25. (See winners and nominees in every category here – and see a photo of Nicholson accepting the prize here.)
From the Poplars is a collection of documentary poetry that reflects on the storied history of Poplar Island in New Westminster, B.C. Rabble.ca hailed it as “a compelling blend of poetic research, personal infusion, and historical subjectivity while remaining urgent and insightful. It’s a call to arms for environmental consciousness, and a text monument of loss and shame.”
Read poems from From the Poplars which were recently published in Lemon Hound.