Gerald Lampert Award

The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is made annually by the League of Canadian Poets to the best volume of poetry published by a first-time poet. It is presented in honour of poetry promoter Gerald Lampert.[1] Each winner receives an honorarium of $1000.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Year Winner Nominated
1981   Elizabeth Allan, The Shored Up House
1982   Abraham Boyarsky, Schielber
  Edna Alford, A Sleep Full of Dreams
1983   Diana Hartog, Matinee Light
1984   Sandra Birdsell, Night Travellers
  Jean McKay, Gone to Grass
1985   Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
1986   Joan Fern Shaw, Raspberry Vinegar
1987   Rosemary Sullivan, The Space a Name Makes
1988   Di Brandt, Questions I Asked My Mother
1989   Sarah Klassen, Journey to Yalta
1990   Steven Heighton, Stalin's Carnival
1991   Diana Brebner, Radiant Life Forms
1992   Joanne Arnott, Wiles of Girlhood
1993   Elisabeth Harvor, Fortress of Chairs
  Roberta Rees, Eyes Like Pigeons
1994   Barbara Klar, The Night You Called Me a Shadow
  Ilya Tourtidis, Mad Magellan's Tale
1995   Keith Maillard, Dementia Americana
1996   Maureen Hynes, Rough Skin
1997   Marilyn Dumont, A Really Good Brown Girl
1998   Mark Sinnett, The Landing
1999   Stephanie Bolster, White Stone: The Alice Poems
2000   Shawna Lemay, All the God-Sized Fruit
2001   Anne Simpson, Light Falls Through You
2002   Aislinn Hunter, Into the Early Hours
2003   Kathy Mac, Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth
2004   Adam Getty, Reconciliation[4]
2005   Ray Hsu, Anthropy
2006   Suzanne Buffam, Past Imperfect[7]
2007   Steven Price, Anatomy of Keys
2008   Alex Boyd, Making Bones Walk[8]
2009   Katia Grubisic, what if red ran out[10]
2010   James Langer, Gun Dogs[11]
2011   Anna Swanson, The Nights Also
2012   Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, Sweet Devilry
2013   Gillian Savigny, Notebook M
2014   Murray Reiss, The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild
2015   Kayla Czaga, For Your Safety Please Hold On
2016   Ben Ladouceur, Otter
2017   Ingrid Ruthig, This Being[17]
2018   Emily Nilsen, Otolith[19]
2019   Tess Liem, Obits.[20]


  1. ^ McNally Robinson - (Apr 7, 2010). "The shortlists for the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards announced. - books". Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Allison, MacEwen make short list for poetry award". The Globe and Mail, April 27, 1988.
  3. ^ a b c "Brand, Brewster nominated for award". The Globe and Mail, May 4, 1991.
  4. ^ "Poets not afraid to self-promote". Montreal Gazette, April 17, 2004.
  5. ^ a b c d "Poets shortlist announced". Kingston Whig-Standard, April 17, 2004.
  6. ^ a b c d "Shortlists unveiled for Lowther, Lampert prizes". The Globe and Mail, April 21, 2005.
  7. ^ "Poets enter League of their own". Ottawa Citizen, June 11, 2006.
  8. ^ "N.S., Toronto poets win League of Canadian Poets honours". CBC Books. June 23, 2008. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Shortlisted for poetry prizes". The Globe and Mail, April 2, 2008.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Winners of the [sic]the Path Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Announced". Open Book Toronto, June 15, 2009.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Announcing the 2010 Award Winners of the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Awards". Open Book Toronto, June 13, 2010.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards 2011 Shortlists Announced". Canada Arts Connect, April 6, 2011.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther shortlists revealed". Quill & Quire, April 3, 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d e "League of Canadian Poets announces 2013 shortlists". Quill & Quire, April 5, 2013.
  15. ^ a b c d e "League of Canadian Poets Announces 2014 Prize Shortlists & Spoken Word Winner!". Open Book Toronto, April 1, 2014.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Prizes announced on first day of National Poetry Month". Toronto Star, April 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Sinclair, Ruthig, Halfe, anitafrika win 2017 LCP Poetry Awards". Quill & Quire, June 12, 2017.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Finalists for Canadian poetry awards announced". The Globe and Mail, April 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "The League of Canadian Poets announces winners of the 2018 Annual Poetry Awards". Quill & Quire, June 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "Tess Liem, Stevie Howell win 2019 Book Awards for poetry". Quill & Quire, June 10, 2019.

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