Shane Rhodes

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Shane Rhodes is a Canadian poet.


He graduated from the University of New Brunswick, and currently lives in Ottawa.

He is a two-time winner of the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry. In 2008, when his work The Bindery won the award, Rhodes turned over half of the $1,500 prize money to the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, a First Nations health centre. At the time the award was named the Lampman-Scott Award, honouring both Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott, and Rhodes felt that Scott's legacy as a civil servant who was responsible for some of Canada's more controversial policy legacy on First Nations issues overshadowed his work as a pioneer of Canadian poetry.[1]

Rhodes identifies as bisexual.[2] His work was included in John Barton and Billeh Nickerson's 2007 anthology Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets.[2]


  • Alberta Book Award for poetry, for The Wireless Room
  • 2003 Archibald Lampman Award, for Holding Pattern
  • 2008 Lampman-Scott Award, for The Bindery
  • The 2009 PK Page Founders Award for Poetry from the Malahat Review
  • Winner of the 34th National Magazine Awards for poetry (2011)


  • The Wireless Room. NeWest Press. 2000. ISBN 978-1-896300-15-3.
  • Holding Pattern. NeWest Press. 2002. ISBN 978-1-896300-60-3.
  • Tengo Sed. Greenboathouse Books. 2004. ISBN 978-1-894744-17-1. Chapbook
  • The blues. Above/Ground Press. 2004. broadside
  • The Bindery. NeWest Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1-897126-14-1.
  • Err. Nightwood Editions. 2011. ISBN 978-0-88971-256-0.
  • X. Nightwood Editions. 2013. ISBN 978-0-88971-288-1.
  • Dead White Men. Coach House Books. 2017. ISBN 978-1-55245-345-2.



  1. ^ "Poet donates prize as reminder of award namesake's legacy". CBC News, October 21, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Seminal achievement includes local writers". Xtra Ottawa, April 5, 2007.