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For Poetry Month Read a Canadian Award Winner


The power of poetry - do you remember it?  Poetry read aloud as a child; the poems you wrote yourself.  The moments in song lyrics that strike you deeply.  For the month of April, Poetry Month, here's a challenge: read an award-winning book of poetry from Canada.  Every year a select group of poet jurists chooses the best for the Governor General's Literary Awards Poetry shortlist.  Here's a list of the winners from the last 10 years.  Dip in. Rediscover. Savour the words. 

Image: The Fly in Autumn

The Fly in Autumn

By Zieroth, David
Image: Killdeer


By Hall, Phil
Image: Monkey Ranch

Monkey Ranch

By Bruck, Julie
Image: North End Love Songs

North End Love Songs

By Vermette, Katherena
Image: Wayside Sang

Wayside Sang

By Nicholson, Cecily