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Two Hagios Press Authors are Finalists for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Award

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Filed under: Awards, News


Not ONE but TWO Hagios Press titles have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book by a Canadian Poet!

 Congratulations to

- Laurie D. Graham, author of Rove

- Murray Reiss, author of The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild

 Both of these titles are part of the Strike Fire New Authors Series. Hagios Press established the Strike Fire New Author Series in 2011 and publishes up to two books in the Strike Fire Series each year. Manuscripts considered for the Strike Fire New Author Series are gathered through a call for nation-wide submissions.

 Complete list of finalists for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award:

  • the place of scraps, by Jordan Abel (Talonbooks)
  • Rove, by Laurie D. Graham (Hagios Press, edited by Harold Rhenisch)
  • Light Light, by Julie Joosten (BookThug)
  • Surge Narrows, by Emilia Nielsen (Leaf Press)
  • The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild, by Murray Reiss (Hagios Press, edited by Paul Wilson)
  • Incarnate, by Juleta Severson-Baker (Frontenac House Poetry)

 The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized authors’ tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

 The 2014 Gerald Lampert Award Jury:

  • Keith Garebian
  • Carl Leggo
  • Pearl Pirie

Winners of these awards will be announced on June 7, 2014, during a special ceremony at the LCP Annual Poetry Festival and Conference, to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in downtown Toronto.


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