Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (Finalist)


Matt Rader is a Canadian poet, editor, and instructor. He's the author of three critically aclaimed books of poetry: A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno (House of Anansi Press, 2011), Living Things (Nightwood Editions, 2008), and Miraculous Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2005). 

He lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.




Miraculous Hours. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions, 2005.
Living Things. Gibsons, British Columbia: Nightwood Editions, 2008.
A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno. Toronto, Ontario: House of Anansi, 2011.


The Land Beyond. Victoria, British Columbia: Greenboathouse Books, 2003.
Reservations. Vancouver, British Columbia: Alfred Gustav Press, 2009.
Customs. Toronto, Ontario: Cactus Press, 2009.


Sachiko Murakami is a Canadian poet and editor. She is the author of The Invisibility Exhibit, which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Rebuild. Currently, she is the Poetry Editor at Insomniac Press.



The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks, 2008)
Rebuild (Talonbooks, 2011)


Nyla Matuk is a Canadian poet. She is the author of two collections, Sumptuary Laws (2012) and Stranger (2016), and a chapbook, Oneiric (2009). Her poems have appeared in a number of magazines and literary journals in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including The New Yorker, Poetry, PN Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Canadian Notes and Queries, and The Literary Review of Canada. In addition, her work has been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012 and New Poetries VI, published by Carcanet Press in the U.K. Poems were shortlisted for the 2012 Walrus Poetry Prize and Sumptuary Laws was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for a best first book of poetry. In 2018, she was the Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at McGill University.



Oneiric (Frog Hollow Press, 2009)
Sumptuary Laws (Véhicule Press, 2012)
Stranger (Véhicule Press, 2016)