Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/prix Lansdowne de poésie, established in 2007, is awarded annually to the best full length adult book of poetry in either French or English by a resident of Manitoba, Canada.
One of Brave New Words: The Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, the award was originally known as the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Late in 2007, it was renamed after the new sponsor Aqua Books, and also to reflect the bilingual nature of the award. The Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Reading Series, hosted in conjunction with The Writers' Collective, is based on this award.
Winners and nominees
- Laurie Block, Time out of Mind (winner)
- Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Poste restante: cartes poétiques du Sénégal
- Sarah Klassen, A Curious Beatitude
- Rosanna Deerchild, this is a small northern town (winner)
- Maurice Mierau, Fear Not
- Laurent Poliquin, La Métisse filante
- Kerry Ryan, The Sleeping Life
- Jan Horner, Mama Dada (winner)
- Bertrand Nayet, La lune en mille gouttes
- John Toone, From Out of Nowhere
- Jonathan Ball, The Politics of Knives (winner)
- Laurent Poliquin, Marchand d'intensité
- Sarah Klassen, Monstrance
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- Literary Awards in Canada / Prix littéraires au Canada, 1923-2000: Historical and bilingual database which provides brief history of each award together with a complete list of award winning authors and their works.
- Manitoba Writers Guild page for this prize
- Aqua Books page for this prize