The Certainty Dream, Expressway nominated for Lampert, Lowther!
The morning of April 1, the League of Canadian Poets announced its shortlists for the 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards, and Coach House Books published one title on each distinguished list.
Kate Hall's debut collection The Certainty Dream was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. The Lampert, given in the memory of arts administrator Gerald Lampert, recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year.
Sina Queyras's Expressway was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award, given, in memory of the late poet, to one book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year.
The winners of the two awards will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Fest and Conference, held in Toronto from June 11- 13, 2010.
The entire shortlists (they're good!) can be found on the League of Canadian Poets' website.