Bertrand Bickersteth wins 2021 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for The Response of Weeds (NeWest Press)

The League of Canadian Poets is proud to present the 2021 Book Awards Winners, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award, as well as the 2021 Winner of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award.

Read the winners announcement at poets.ca.

Calgary-based Bertrand Bickersteth won the 2021 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for The Response of Weeds: A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies (NeWest Press).

Awarded annually since 1981, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized author tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes a first book of poetry published by a Canadian writer in the preceding year. The award carries a $2000 prize and is sponsored by the LCP.

Congratulations to Bertrand Bickersteth and to all the 2021 winners and nominees.

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