The Archibald Lampman Award recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region.
Next entry deadline: March 31, 2013, for books published between January and December 2012 by a recognized publisher.
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Archibald Lampman was one of Canada’s finest 19th-century poets. Born in 1861, he graduated from Trinity College (Toronto) in 1882, then moved to Ottawa where he worked for the Post Office until his death in 1899. He is known for his ability to immerse metaphysics in the details of nature, which he observed while hiking round what was then the wilderness capital of a new country. His books include Among the Millet (1888), Lyrics of Earth (1895) and the posthumous Alcyone (1900).
For the years 2007 through 2009, the Archibald Lampman Award merged with the Duncan Campbell Scott Foundation to become the Lampman-Scott Award in honour of two great Confederation Poets. This partnership came to an end in 2010, and the prize returned to its former identity as the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry.
Submission Details for 2013 Archibald Lampman Award
- Eligible entries are English-language books of poetry published between January and December 2012 by a recognized publisher.
- Eligible books must be no less that 48 pages in length.
- The contest is open to residents of the National Capital Region.
- Prize: $1500
- Entry deadline: March 31, 2013
Send four copies of eligible
|2012||Michael Blouin||Wore Down Trust|
|2011||Paul Tyler||A Short History of Forgetting|
|2010||Craig Poile||True Concessions|
|2009||David O’Meara||Noble Gas, Penny Black|
|2008||Shane Rhodes||The Bindery|
|2007||Monty Reid||Disappointment Island|
|2006||Laura Farina||This Woman Alphabetical|
|2005||Stephen Brockwell||Fruitfly Geographic|
|2004||David O’Meara||The Vicinity|
|2003||Shane Rhodes||Holding Pattern|
|2002||Armand Garnet Ruffo||At Geronimo’s Grave|
|2001||Colin Morton||Coastlines of the Archipelago|
|2000||Stephanie Bolster||Two Bowls of Milk|
|1999||John Barton||Sweet Ellipsis|
|1998||Sandra Nicholls||Woman of Sticks, Woman of Stones|
|1997||Diana Brebner||Flora & Fauna|
|1996||Gary Geddes||The Perfect Cold Warrior|
|1995||John Barton||Designs from the Interior|
|1994||John Newlove||Apology for Absence
Selected Poems 1962–1992
|1993||Marianne Bluger||Summer Grass|
|1992||Blaine Marchand||A Garden Enclosed|
|1991||George Elliot Clarke||Wylah Falls|
|1990||Gary Geddes||No Easy Exit|
|1989||Patrick White||Habitable Planets|
|1988||John Barton||West of Darkness|
|1987||Christopher Levenson||Arriving at Night|
|1986||Colin Morton||This Won’t Last Forever|