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2010 bpNichol Chapbook Award Presentation Night

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2010 bpNichol Chapbook Award Presentation Night

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 7:00pm



The Phoenix Community Works Foundation will be sponsoring the 4th Annual bpNichol Award Night. The evening promises to entertain with a series of poetry readings, live music, a tribute to bpNichol and presentation of the Award to this year’s winner.

This Year’s Shortlist:

Aaron Tucker, ‘Apartments’, The Emergency Response Unit

Alisha Piercy, ‘You haave hair like flags, flags that point in many directions at once but cannot pinpoint land when lost at sea’, Your Lips To Mine Press

Mark Callanan, ‘Sea Legend’, Frog Hollow Press

Larissa Lai, ‘Eggs in the Basement’, Nomados


The Award was first established in 1984, under the guidance of poets, bpNichol and Frank Davey to inspire, encourage and support Canadian poets and the smaller Canadian presses who ordinarily publish chapbooks. After the death of bpNichol in 1988, it was renamed in memory of the prolific writer and performer. bpNichol was one of the original founders of PCWF.

The prize has been raised to $2000 in recent years and is awarded to the best poetry chapbook written in English and published in Canada.

This year’s Judges are Bill Kennedy and Maggie Helwig. Hosting the event is Ed Nixon. There will be live Jazz and readings by both Judges and those on the short-list.

Everyone is welcome and Admission is Free, but if you are unable to attend, the winner will be featured on – a website developed by the Artmob project in collaboration with Ellie Nichol and designed as a not-for-profit community initiative.

For Media inquiries or to setup interviews contact: Natalie Capone @ (416) 964-3380 ext. 1or For more info about PCWF:


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