Adrienne Gruber wins the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award
Congrats to poet Adrienne Gruber (who appeared in our pages way back in CAROUSEL 23) on winning the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award for her chapbook Mimic, published by Leaf Press of Lantzville, BC.
Named for the late poet, novelist, and indie publisher bpNichol (1944-1988), the prize is awarded to the author of the best language poetry chapbook published in Canada in the previous year, as selected by a panel of judges. Administered by Toronto-based small-press collective Meet the Presses, the prize is worth $2,000 to the winning writer and $250 to the winning press.
This year’s jury had this to say about Mimic: “Gruber has written a sequence of connected poems, taking us from underwater landscapes to late night Portuguese bakeries, marked by brevity and precision, witty and alienist by turns.”