Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award1987-1999
This award was given for excellence in the writing of people's poetry. It was organized by fans of Milton Acorn who were outraged when he did not win the 1970 Governor General's Award. Acorn was the only recipient from 1970-1986 when he died and the award was declared an open award. The winner received a medallion and a cash prize, and was featured in a special issue of People's Poetry Letter.
People's Poetry Letter
Genre/Genre: Poetry / Poésie,
|Year/Année||Author/Auteur||Winning work/Oeuvre primée|
|1987||Chris Faiers||Foot Through the Ceiling||1988||Maxine Tynes||Borrowed Beauty||1989||Robert Priest||The Mad Hand||1990||bill bissett||it's hard to believe||1991||Al Purdy||Woman on the Shore||1992||Evelyn Lau||You Are Not Who You Claim||1993||John B. Lee||Pig Dance Dreams||1994||Paulette Dube||the house weighs heavy||1995||John B. Lee||Variations on Herb||1996||Louise Halfe||Bear Bones & Feathers||1997||Marty Gervais||Tearing Into a Summer||1998||Barry Butson||East End Poems||1999||Ken Babstock||Mean|