Gerald Lampert Award

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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 nominees[edit]

Year Winner Nominated
1981 Blue ribbon Elizabeth Allan, The Shored Up House
1982 Blue ribbon Abraham Boyarsky, Schielber
Blue ribbon Edna Alford, A Sleep Full of Dreams
1983 Blue ribbon Diana Hartog, Matinee Light
1984 Blue ribbon Sandra Birdsell, Night Travellers
Blue ribbon Jean McKay, Gone to Grass
1985 Blue ribbon Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
1986 Blue ribbon Joan Fern Shaw, Raspberry Vinegar
1987 Blue ribbon Rosemary Sullivan, The Space a Name Makes
1988 Blue ribbon Di Brandt, Questions I Asked My Mother
1989 Blue ribbon Sarah Klassen, Journey to Yalta
1990 Blue ribbon Steven Heighton, Stalin's Carnival
1991 Blue ribbon Diana Brebner, Radiant Life Forms
1992 Blue ribbon Joanne Arnott, Wiles of Girlhood
1993 Blue ribbon Elisabeth Harvor, Fortress of Chairs
Blue ribbon Roberta Rees, Eyes Like Pigeons
1994 Blue ribbon Barbara Klar, The Night You Called Me a Shadow
Blue ribbon Ilya Tourtidis, Mad Magellan's Tale
1995 Blue ribbon Keith Maillard, Dementia Americana
1996 Blue ribbon Maureen Hynes, Rough Skin
1997 Blue ribbon Marilyn Dumont, A Really Good Brown Girl
1998 Blue ribbon Mark Sinnett, The Landing
1999 Blue ribbon Stephanie Bolster, White Stone: The Alice Poems
2000 Blue ribbon Shawna Lemay, All the God-Sized Fruit
2001 Blue ribbon Anne Simpson, Light Falls Through You
2002 Blue ribbon Aislinn Hunter, Into the Early Hours
2003 Blue ribbon Kathy Mac, Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth
2004 Blue ribbon Adam Getty, Reconciliation[5]
2005 Blue ribbon Ray Hsu, Anthropy
2006 Blue ribbon Suzanne Buffam, Past Imperfect[8]
2007 Blue ribbon Steven Price, Anatomy of Keys
2008 Blue ribbon Alex Boyd, Making Bones Walk[9]
2009 Blue ribbon Katia Grubisic, what if red ran out[11]
2010 Blue ribbon James Langer, Gun Dogs[12]
2011 Blue ribbon Anna Swanson, The Nights Also
2012 Blue ribbon Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, Sweet Devilry
2013 Blue ribbon Gillian Savigny, Notebook M
2014 Blue ribbon Murray Reiss, The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild
2015 Blue ribbon Kayla Czaga, For Your Safety Please Hold On
2016 Blue ribbon Ben Ladouceur, Otter
2017 Blue ribbon Ingrid Ruthig, This Being[18]
2018 Blue ribbon Emily Nilsen, Otolith[20]
2019 Blue ribbon Tess Liem, Obits.[21]
2020 Blue ribbon Heather Birrell, Float and Scurry[22]
2021 Blue ribbon Bertrand Bickersteth, The Response of Weeds[23]
2022 Blue ribbon Alisha Kaplan, Qorbanot: Offerings[24]


  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. ^ a b c d "The lists are in: Prizes, prizes and more prizes". Vancouver Sun, April 8, 2000.
  5. ^ "Poets not afraid to self-promote". Montreal Gazette, April 17, 2004.
  6. ^ a b c d "Poets shortlist announced". Kingston Whig-Standard, April 17, 2004.
  7. ^ a b c d "Shortlists unveiled for Lowther, Lampert prizes". The Globe and Mail, April 21, 2005.
  8. ^ "Poets enter League of their own". Ottawa Citizen, June 11, 2006.
  9. ^ "N.S., Toronto poets win League of Canadian Poets honours". CBC Books. June 23, 2008. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Shortlisted for poetry prizes". The Globe and Mail, April 2, 2008.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards 2011 Shortlists Announced". Canada Arts Connect, April 6, 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther shortlists revealed". Quill & Quire, April 3, 2012.
  15. ^ a b c d e "League of Canadian Poets announces 2013 shortlists". Quill & Quire, April 5, 2013.
  16. ^ a b c d e "League of Canadian Poets Announces 2014 Prize Shortlists & Spoken Word Winner!". Open Book Toronto, April 1, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c d e "Prizes announced on first day of National Poetry Month". Toronto Star, April 1, 2015.
  18. ^ "Sinclair, Ruthig, Halfe, anitafrika win 2017 LCP Poetry Awards". Quill & Quire, June 12, 2017.
  19. ^ a b c d e "Finalists for Canadian poetry awards announced". The Globe and Mail, April 6, 2017.
  20. ^ "The League of Canadian Poets announces winners of the 2018 Annual Poetry Awards". Quill & Quire, June 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "Tess Liem, Stevie Howell win 2019 Book Awards for poetry". Quill & Quire, June 10, 2019.
  22. ^ Dana Gee, "Vancouver poet scores national prize". Vancouver Sun, May 11, 2020.
  23. ^ Charlie Smith, "Vancouver poet Jillian Christmas and UBC creative writing professor Ian Williams win national awards". The Georgia Straight, May 6, 2021.
  24. ^ Cassandra Drudi, "League of Canadian Poets announces 2022 awards winners". Quill & Quire, May 5, 2022.
  25. ^ a b c d e f Cassandra Drudi, "Shortlists announced for 2022 League of Canadian Poets book awards". Quill & Quire, April 21, 2022.

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