news | Tuesday September 25, 2012

Glengarry Shortlisted for Lampman Award


We are overjoyed to announce that our friend rob mclennan is shortlisted for the 2012 Archibald Lampman Award for his book of poetry Glengarry.

Here is the entire shortlist of books nominated:

Michael Blouin
Wore Down Trust (Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2011)

rob mclennan
Glengarry (Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2011)

Thelma Poirier
Rock Creek Blues (Regina: Coteau Books, 2011)

Sandra Ridley
Post-Apothecary (Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2011)

The award will be presented on October 24, 2012 at the Ottawa Book Awards.

Here is some more information about the award, courtesy of Arc Magazine, which annually recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region.

Archibald Lampman was one of Canada’s finest 19th-century poets. Born in 1861, he graduated from Trinity College (Toronto) in 1882, then moved to Ottawa where he worked for the Post Office until his death in 1899. He is known for his ability to immerse metaphysics in the details of nature, which he observed while hiking round what was then the wilderness capital of a new country. His books include Among the Millet (1888), Lyrics of Earth (1895) and the posthumous Alcyone (1900).

For the years 2007 through 2009, the Archibald Lampman Award merged with the Duncan Campbell Scott Foundation to become the Lampman-Scott Award in honour of two great Confederation Poets. This partnership came to an end in 2010, and the prize returned to its former identity as the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry.

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