The Missing Field has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, which is one of three awards (the Gerald Lampert Award and the Raymond Souster Award are the other two) awarded annually by the League of Canadian Poets.
The other shortlisted titles are
- East and West by Laura Ritland
- Ekke by Klara Du Plessis
- Reunion by Deanna Young
- Listen Before Transmit by Dani Couture
- Body Work by Emilia Nielsen
Shortlisted authors were also invited to review each other’s work. Kim Trainor– who is shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award for Ledi– wrote a numbered review of The Missing Field and I wrote a review of Ledi.
The League has been publishing poems from the shortlisted collections through their Poetry Pause mailing list. Poems can also be read on the League’s website. Winners of the awards will be announced at the League’s annual meeting in June. Anyways we write poetry so WE’RE ALL WINNERS!!! (or losers, depending on how you look at it.)