Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Steven Price Wins

Heard through the grapevine last night that Steven Price, who has guest-starred in a number of CLM posts and is a top-drawer poet, not to mention a fine fellow, has won the League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Prize for a first book of poetry. Not surprisingly, this news is nowhere to be found at this point on the League's site or anywhere else on the internet, so this appears to be a CLM exclusive. As most of you know, I don't think much of awards, but nice to see a deserving poet get some notice and dough, however little. And there was some legit competition this year, too, with books by Dave Hickey and Nick Thran also being shortlisted; no strawmen, those, both books I like quite a bit, especially Dave's.

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