Pat Lowther Memorial Award Winner
Wonderful news! Our warmest congratulations to Lesley Belleau on the announcement of her Pat Lowther Memorial Award win for Indianland!
Open to Canadian women, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award has been given annually since 1981 to a book of poetry published the preceding year. Juror’s comments: “”The howl if Indian Land” is a haunting echo through Lesley Belleau’s Indianland raising the unease at a longstanding injustice impossible to make right. These poems present a passion that goes beyond words, a deep-seated duende that expresses a powerful range of emotions. This is a truly moving and outstanding collection and a work that will prove its lasting value to Canadian literature for years to come.”