The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is an annual award presented by the League of Canadian Poets to the year's best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. The award was established in 1980 to honour poet Pat Lowther, who was murdered by her husband in 1975. Each winner receives an honorarium of $1000.
Winners and nominees
|1981||M. Travis Lane, Divinations and Short Poems 1973–1978|
|1982||Rona Murray, Journey|
|1983||Rhea Tregebov, Remembering History|
|1984||Bronwen Wallace, Signs of the Former Tenant|
|1985||Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation|
|1986||Erín Moure, Domestic Fuel|
|1987||Heather Spears, How to Read Faces|
|1988||Gwendolyn MacEwen, Afterworlds|
|1989||Heather Spears, The Word for Sand|
|1990||Patricia Young, The Mad and Beautiful Mothers|
|1991||Karen Connelly, The Small Words in My Body|
|1992||Kate Braid, Covering Rough Ground|
|1993||Lorna Crozier, Inventing the Hawk|
|1994||Diana Brebner, The Golden Lotus|
|1995||Beth Goobie, Scars of Light|
|1996||Lorna Crozier, Everything Arrives at the Light|
|1997||Marilyn Bowering, Autobiography|
|1998||Barbara Nickel, The Gladys Elegies|
|1999||Hilary Clark, More Light|
|2000||Esta Spalding, Lost August|
|2001||Sharon Thesen, A Pair of Scissors|
|2002||Heather Spears, Required Reading: A Witness in Words and Drawings to the Reena Virk Trials 1998-2000|
|2003||Dionne Brand, thirsty|
|2004||Betsy Struthers, Still|
|2005||Roo Borson, Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida|
|2006||Sylvia Legris, Nerve Squall|
|2007||Sina Queyras, Lemon Hound|
|2008||Anne Simpson, Quick|
|2009||Alice Major, The Office Tower Tales|
|2010||Karen Solie, Pigeon|
|2011||Evelyn Lau, Living Under Plastic|
|2012||Susan Goyette, outskirts|
|2013||Rachel Rose, Song and Spectacle|
|2014||Alexandra Oliver, Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway|
|2015||Sina Queyras, MxT|
|2016||Lorna Crozier, The Wrong Cat|
|2017||Sue Sinclair, Heaven's Thieves|
|2018||Lesley Belleau, Indianland|
|2019||Klara du Plessis, Ekke|
|2020||Chantal Gibson, How She Read|
|2021||Noor Naga, Washes, Prays|
|2022||Selina Boan, Undoing Hours|
- Canadian poetry
- List of literary awards honoring women
- List of poetry awards
- List of years in poetry
- List of years in literature
- Gerald Lampert Award
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- Charlie Smith, "Vancouver poet Jillian Christmas and UBC creative writing professor Ian Williams win national awards". The Georgia Straight, May 6, 2021.
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