The Archibald Lampman Award recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region.

The jury for the 2021 award were Anne Compton, Ian LeTourneau and Ross Leckie.

2011 Winner

“A Short History of Forgetting” by Paul Tyler

This is accomplished poetry. The outstanding quality of this book—from individual poem to overall structure—is its intelligence. Tyler has an expert way with the portrait whether it’s the old folks of ‘Home’ or the bugs at the beginning of the book. [2011 Judges]

Paul Tyler has been published in Canadian Literature, Grain, Event, The Malahat Review, The Minnesota Review, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, and Prism International. He was the 2004 winner of the Byron’s Quill Award for Poetry and received an honourable mention in the 2005 Bliss Carman Award. He was an associate editor of Arc Poetry Magazine from 2004 to 2008.

Arc is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Ottawa, as well as many individual supporters. For further information contact Arc Poetry Magazine at

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