Monday, April 02, 2007


David Hickey has been nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for his first collection of poetry, In the Lights of a Midnight Plow (published August, 2006).

David Hickey’s In the Lights of a Midnight Plow (ISBN: 1-897231-09-1, $18.95) is a beautiful collection of carefully crafted poems. It has been well reviewed on Good Reports and the Danforth Review, and was included as one of the best recent Canadian books of poetry by Alex Good in his Year in Review. A graduate of UNB, David has lived in P.E.I. New Brunswick, Labrador and Quebec. He currently lives (& watches the stars) in P.E.I.

In the Lights of a Midnight Plow is available from any fine independent bookseller (including The Reading Well in PEI and Wordsworth Books in Waterloo, Ontario), at Chapters and Indigo and online at,, and via the Biblioasis website at

Other shortlisted authors and titles include:

a broken mirror, fallen leaf by Yvonne Blomer (Ekstasis Editions), Tacoma Narrows by Mitchell Parry (Goose Lane Editions), Anatomy of Keys by Steven Price (Brick Books), Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists by Angela Rawlings (Coach House Books), and Every Inadequate Name by Nick Thran (Insomniac Press).

The jury consisted of Heidi Greco, Brian Henderson and Alison Pick.

The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized authors' tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The Award carries a prize of $1,000 and is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets.

The winner will be announced at the League of Canadian Poets Annual General Meeting, June 9th, in Edmonton.

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