Each year, Arc Poetry Magazine honours Ottawa poets. Arc is proud to present the three 2012 finalists for the Archibald Lampman Award for best book of poetry by a National-Capital author.
The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861 - 1899), one of Canada's finest nineteenth-century poets. Lampman moved to Ottawa in 1882, and much of his metaphysical nature poetry was inspired by the National Capital region.
Michael Blouin: Wore Down Trust (Toronto; Pedlar Press, 2011)
rob mclennan: Glengarry (Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2011)
Sandra Ridley: Post-Apothecary (Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2011)
The three authors will be reading at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar on Sunday, October 14, from 2-4pm.
The event will also include a reading of the 2012 Diana Brebner winning poem by Lauren Turner, this year's winner.