League of Canadian Poets Awards Longlist, 2022

League of Canadian Poets Awards Longlist, 2022
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Celebrate the poets and collections longlisted for the 2022 League of Canadian Poets Awards: the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. View books in this list

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Moldovan Hotel

By Leah Horlick

2022 Raymond Souster Award Shortlist * 2022 Pat Lowther Memorial Award Shortlist

Moldovan Hotel explores the intergenerational trauma of the Holocaust in Romania through a queer Jewish voice in the Diaspora.

In 2017, Leah Horlick travelled to Romania to revisit the region her ... Read more

Lost Time Accidents

By Síle Englert

Finalist, Raymond Souster Award

In this timely and powerful debut, Síle Englert explores what it is to feel othered in a world where everything is connected. Moving through time and memory — from childhood to motherhood, from historical figures and events to the precarious ... Read more


By Chantal Gibson

with/holding is a collection of genre-blurring poems that examines the representation and reproduction of Blackness across communication media and popular culture. Together, text and image call up a nightmarish and seemingly insatiable buzzing-clicking-scrolling-sharing appetite ... Read more

Broken Dawn Blessings

By Adam Sol


Trillium Book Award–winning poet Adam Sol’s newest collection is made up of poems that are loosely linked to the traditional Jewish morning prayers, the Birkhot haShachar, which try to find moments of blessing in the midst of personal and public pain, shame, and worry

How ... Read more

il virus

By Lillian Necakov

il virus brings together 113 poems written over seventy-eight days during the spring 2020 pandemic lockdown in Toronto. These responses to daily news and eclectic media posts encompass dogs (lots of them), Zambonis, jazz and blues, Jackie Gleason, mathematics, thermodynamics, ... Read more

Mouthfuls of Space

By Tom Prime

The poems in Mouthfuls of Space offer a dissociative journey through the life of a once homeless recovering drug addict and victim of childhood sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. Tom Prime's debut solo collection was written under the haze of antipsychotics later discovered ... Read more

Dear Birch

By Margaret Christakos

?Attachment is the puzzle. " Three years after her mother?s death and on the brink of a break up, a bisexual writer sits in the company of an urban birch tree, auditing the odds of new loves entering her future.  So begins Dear Birch, an intimate poem cycle that improvises ... Read more