Poets Corner wins Runner Up in the Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize from the League of Canadian Poets!
Poets Corner collective is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Runner Up in the League of Canadian Poets’ Leon E. and Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize 2021 !!!!! We share this honour with fellow Runner Up for the Individual Prize, Armand Garnet Ruffo, and the two winners of the prize:
Group Winner Canthius, a new literary journal that “celebrates poetry and prose by women, trans men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming writers.”
Individual Winner Andrea Thompson, a spoken word artist with “a passion for using poetry and performance as a tool for empowerment, Thompson has helped hundreds of vulnerable and disenfranchised students to develop their craft and literacy skills while increasing their emotional well-being and self-esteem.”
“The Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize seeks to honour and encourage a Canadian poet whose work displays ample creativity and promise as well as an outstanding poetry group or collective with a positive and ongoing impact on poetry in Canada. Two prizes of $10,000 will be awarded. The Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize commemorates Pavlick’s Passages – a biography of Leon & Ann’s love story written in a unique poetic form – and the life and work of Leon E. Pavlick, who was a celebrated Canadian poet and member of the League. This award is made possible by a generous donation from Larry H. Mueller and Ann Pavlick in Leon’s memory. The League of Canadian Poets extends our exuberant thanks to Larry H. Mueller and Ann M. Pavlick whose contribution made this wonderful award possible. Through the Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize, we have the chance to provide a Canadian poet and a Canadian poetry group with funds to encourage their growth, furthering our organization’s goal of nurturing a professional poetic community in Canada. We are honoured to have this chance, with thanks to Larry and Ann.” (https://poets.ca/awards/pavlick/)
Congratulations to all winners and honourable mentions. We are delighted to be included in this wonderful honour, and will use the funds to continue to dedicate ourselves to supporting West Coast and Canadian poets.