About the Prize

The Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize is given to a mid-career poet in recognition of a remarkable body of work, and in anticipation of future contributions to Canadian poetry. All Canadian poets are considered.

The winner is selected by a three-member, independent judging panel and is announced annually at the Writers’ Trust Awards. The prize is generously sponsored by the Latner Family Foundation.

2017 Winner

Louise
Halfe

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Selected Works

“This generous and kind gift for poetry will be forever engraved on the landscape of my heart.”