Monday, April 18, 2011

Manitoba Book Award Winners


Palimpsest Press congratulates Ariel Gordon who has WON the Aqua Books Lansdowne Poetry Prize for Hump.

Here are the judges' comments:

"Hump is Ariel Gordon's first book, coming on the heels of a variety of magazine publications and two chapbooks. The focus of Hump is the rich experience of motherhood and marriage on the one hand, and of city life in the integrated context of the natural world, which is everywhere engaging, fierce, beautiful, and unstoppable. This is capable, exuberant writing, at once passionate and meticulous. Hump is a worthy first book indeed."

—Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Le Prix Lansdowne du poesie jury, composed of Michael Harris, Kenneth Meadwell, and Serge Patrice Thibodeau.