The award, presented in Toronto on April 17th at the CMA’s 2019 National Conference, was the latest honour for the book, film and gallery project, which was deemed by judges as “nationally significant and exceeded the current standard of practice by going beyond the conventional approach.”
Joelle Barron and Dominique Bernier-Cormier are among those longlisted in the 2019 League of Canadian Poets Book Awards on April 1, 2019.
The shortlists will be announced Tuesday, April 23. The winners will be announced in June and receive a prize of $2,000.
The League of Canadian Poets was founded in 1966 for advancement of poetry in Canada and the promotion of the interests of poets. Over 700 members are professional poets in various stages of their career who actively contribute to poetry in Canada.
Marlene Creates and Stephen Andrews have won the 2019 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
The awards celebration will take place March 28th at Rideau Hall, where the winners will receive a $25,000 prize and a special-edition bronze medallion representing the Canada Council for the Arts. Following the celebration, there will be an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada showcasing the work of the award winners.