(provided for the Arc Award of Awesomeness in May 2023)
Kevin Irie was a finalist for The Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award and The Toronto Book Award for Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report (Frontenac, House, 2012). He has been nominated for the Relit Award, been twice longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, was a finalist in Arc’s Poem of the Year and was part of Poem in Your Pocket Day 2020 by The League of Canadian Poets. His latest book is The Tantramar Re-Vision (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). He lives in Toronto.