Thursday, October 25, 2012

Robert Martens' Poltergeist shortlisted for 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award

cover painting: Chiu Ming Chiang

Lipstick Press is proud to congratulate Robert Martens on being shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award.  

Meet the Presses collective took over the administration of this annual award, originally launched in 1996.  Named for the late poet bpNichol, the prize is awarded to the author of the best poetry chapbook published in the previous year.

The finalists are chosen by contest judges, Bill Kennedy and Maggie Helwig, and the winner will be announced at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market, on November 17, 2012, noon to 4:30 p.m., at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Street, in Toronto.

The finalists for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award are:

Spencer Gordon, Feel Good! Look Great! Have a Blast!, Ferno House (Toronto)
Adrienne Gruber, Mimic, Leaf Press (Lantzville, B.C.)
Liz Howard, (skullambient), Ferno House (Toronto)
Robert Martens, Poltergeist, Lipstick Press (Gabriola, B.C.)
Elizabeth Rainer and Michael Blouin, let lie, above/ground press (Ottawa)
Hugh Thomas, Opening the Dictionary, above/ground press (Ottawa)

1 comment:

Franci Louann said...

So cool! Am so excited for him. Robert will feature at Poetic Justice on Nov. 25th. I will be in Cuba the last half of November. Drat. Would there have been a 'perfect' time to go? His bio is at, as are all November bios & maybe December's, & news of fun this Sunday.

Good luck, Robert.

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