Laurie Block

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Laurie Block (1949-2018*) was a Canadian poet[1] and educator. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he studied at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Governing Bodies - poetry, 1988 ISBN 0-88801-140-7
  • Foreign Graces/Bendiciones Ajenas - poetry, 1999 ISBN 1-896239-48-X
  • Time Out of Mind - poetry, 2006 ISBN 0-88982-225-5

Awards[edit]

  • Honourable Mention, League of Canadian Poets Annual Contest, 1990
  • First place in the Manitoba Writers' Guild Writing Contest, 1993
  • Third place, dANDelion Poetry Contest, 1994
  • First place in the Manitoba Writers' Guild Writing Contest, 1994
  • Honourable Mention, League of Canadian Poets Annual Contest, 1997 and 1990.
  • Honourable Mention, Arc Magazine poem of the year contest, 1998
  • Second and third prize, Bliss Carman Poetry Award, 1999
  • First prize, Prairie Fire Fiction Contest 2003
  • Gold Medal Award for short fiction, National Magazine Awards, Canada, 2004
  • Winner, Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, 2007[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography of Dorise Nielsen wins 4 Manitoba book awards". CBC News. April 28, 2007. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  • *denotes obituary which appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 1, 2018

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