It is with great pleasure to announce our 2017 winners of the Cogswell Award contest.  It was yet another rich year of wonderful poetry, and this year was by far the most successful of all RCLAS’s Cogswell awards.  We began the Cogswell Award in 2014 and it has been growing since then, becoming one of the most popular of our contests. We received a record number of poetry books from all across the country. Thank you to our judge, Candice James.

WINNERS of the 2017 Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry

1st  Place ($500):
Johanna Skibsrud, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD (A Bookrider Book/Wolsak and Wynn)

2nd Place ($250):
Timothy Shay, THE DIRTY KNEES OF PRAYER (Caitlin Press) 

3rd Place ($100):
Eva Tihanyi, THE LARGENESS OF RESCUE (Inanna Publications)

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You are invited!


 RCLAS presents “Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry” Awards Ceremony

Date: Saturday November 25, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor, RM 417, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Description: Awards presentations featuring 2017 judge Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita and Kathleen Forsythe, daughter of Fred Cogswell.

Congratulations from all of us at RCLAS!