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Congratulations to the 2012 finalists for the Archibald Lampman Award


Arc Poetry Magazine is proud to present—drumroll—the 2012 Lampman shortlist!

Each year, Arc Poetry Magazine honours Ottawa poets. Arc is proud to present the four 2012 finalists for the Archibald Lampman Award for best book of poetry by a National-Capital author.

The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nineteenth-century poets. Lampman moved to Ottawa in 1882, and much of his metaphysical nature poetry was inspired by the National Capital region.


Michael Blouin Wore Down Trust (Toronto; Pedlar Press, 2011)

rob mclennan Glengarry (Vancouver: TalonBooks, 2011)

Sandra Ridley Post-Apothecary (Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2011)




The award will be presented on October 24, 2012 at the Ottawa Book Awards.


Congratulations to all four finalists and their publishers, and many thanks to our 2012 judges.