news | Thursday April 3, 2014

The Place of Scraps Shortlisted for 2014 Gerald Lampert Award!

Congratulations to Jordan Abel, author of The Place of Scraps, which has this week been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. This award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year and carries a $1,000 prize. This year’s shortlist includes:

  • The Place of Scraps by Jordan Abel (Talonbooks)
  • Rove by Laurie D. Graham (Hagios Press)
  • Light Light by Julie Joosten (BookThug)
  • Surge Narrows by Emilia Nielsen (Leaf Press)
  • The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild by Murray Reiss (Hagios Press)
  • Incarnate by Juleta Severson-Baker (Frontenac House Poetry)

Winners of these awards will be announced during a special ceremony at the LCP Annual Poetry Festival and Conference to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in downtown Toronto on June 7, 2014. We wish The Place of Scraps the best of luck!

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