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the Lampman books of 2012
Arc sponsored the Lampman Award for National Capital region collections of poetry published last year. The short-list did a reading at Collected Works.

cheese for the wine cookies at Arc's Lampman
Cheese and so on at Collected Works. Someone made homemade cookies.

Soundman Dave chats
Dave was ready at the sound controls. Some social time before the reading.

Brebner award winner Lauren TurnerBrebner award winner Lauren Turner
This year’s Diane Brebner Award winner Lauren Turner read a few poems.

Mike,  Lampman short-lister
Mike Blouin read from his dark and comic historical fiction book length poems of Alden Nowlan and Johnny Cash in Wore Down Press

rob,  Lampman short-lister
rob mclennan read from his book Glengarry about the landscapes and cosmic and bodily memories of the Eastern Ontario county.

sandra, Lampman short-lister
Sandra Ridley read from her book-length poem of a morphine-addled captive/patient in Post-Apothecary .

Thelma Poirier for Rock Creek Blues (Regina: Coteau Books, 2011) was also short-listed but did not attend the reading.

There are videos of the event.

The announcement will be made at the Ottawa Book Awards at the Shenkman Center Oct 24th.

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  1. It’s great to see such a similar community doing similar things there as here – readers and writers of the world unite!

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