Monday, October 18

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

2019 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Holy Wild Gwen Benaway

Holy Wild

Gwen Benaway

2018 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Wayside Sang Cecily Nicholson

Wayside Sang

Cecily Nicholson

2017 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood Richard Harrison

On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood

Richard Harrison

2016 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Waking Comes Late Steven Heighton

The Waking Comes Late

Steven Heighton

2015 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

My Shoes Are Killing Me Robyn Sarah

My Shoes Are Killing Me

Robyn Sarah

2014 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Lake of Two Mountains Arleen Paré

Lake of Two Mountains

Arleen Paré

2013 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

North End Love Songs Katherena Vermette

North End Love Songs

Katherena Vermette

2012 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Monkey Ranch Julie Bruck

Monkey Ranch

Julie Bruck

2011 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Killdeer Phil Hall

Killdeer

Phil Hall

2010 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Boxing the Compass Richard Greene

Boxing the Compass

Richard Greene

2009 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Fly in Autumn David Zieroth

The Fly in Autumn

David Zieroth

2008 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

More to Keep Us Warm Jacob Scheier

More to Keep Us Warm

Jacob Scheier

2007 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

All Our Wonder Unavenged Don Domanski

All Our Wonder Unavenged

Don Domanski

2006 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Stumbling in the Bloom John Pass

Stumbling in the Bloom

John Pass

2005 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Processional Anne Compton

Processional

Anne Compton

2004 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Short Journey Upriver Toward Ōishida Roo Borson

Short Journey Upriver Toward Ōishida

Roo Borson

2003 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Kill-site Tim Lilburn

Kill-site

Tim Lilburn

2002 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Surrender Roy Miki

Surrender

Roy Miki

2001 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Execution Poems George Elliott Clarke

Execution Poems

George Elliott Clarke

2000 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Another Gravity Don McKay

Another Gravity

Don McKay

1999 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Songs for Relinquishing the Earth Jan Zwicky

Songs for Relinquishing the Earth

Jan Zwicky

1998 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

White Stone: The Alice Poems Stephanie Bolster

White Stone: The Alice Poems

Stephanie Bolster

1997 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Land to Light On Dionne Brand

Land to Light On

Dionne Brand

1996 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano E.D. Blodgett

Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano

E.D. Blodgett

1995 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Voice Anne Szumigalski

Voice

Anne Szumigalski

1994 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Cantos from a Small Room Robert Hilles

Cantos from a Small Room

Robert Hilles

1993 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Forests of the Medieval World Don Coles

Forests of the Medieval World

Don Coles

1992 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Inventing the Hawk Lorna Crozier

Inventing the Hawk

Lorna Crozier

1991 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Night Field Don McKay

Night Field

Don McKay

1990 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

No Time Margaret Avison

No Time

Margaret Avison

1989 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Word for Sand Heather Spears

The Word for Sand

Heather Spears

1988 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Furious Erin Mouré

Furious

Erin Mouré

1987 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Afterworlds Gwendolyn MacEwen

Afterworlds

Gwendolyn MacEwen

1986 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Collected Poems of Al Purdy Al Purdy

The Collected Poems of Al Purdy

Al Purdy

1985 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Waiting for Saskatchewan Fred Wah

Waiting for Saskatchewan

Fred Wah

1984 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Celestial Navigation Paulette Jiles

Celestial Navigation

Paulette Jiles

1983 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Settlements David Donnell

Settlements

David Donnell

1982 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Vision Tree: Selected Poems Phyllis Webb

The Vision Tree: Selected Poems

Phyllis Webb

1981 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Collected Poems of F.R. Scott F.R. Scott

The Collected Poems of F.R. Scott

F.R. Scott

1980 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

McAlmon's Chinese Opera Stephen Scobie

McAlmon’s Chinese Opera

Stephen Scobie

1979 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do Michael Ondaatje

There’s a Trick with a Knife I’m Learning to Do

Michael Ondaatje

1978 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Poems New and Selected Patrick Lane

Poems New and Selected

Patrick Lane

1977 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Under the Thunder the Flowers Light up the Earth D.G. Jones

Under the Thunder the Flowers Light up the Earth

D.G. Jones

1976 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Top Soil Joe Rosenblatt

Top Soil

Joe Rosenblatt

1975 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Island Means Minago Milton Acorn

The Island Means Minago

Milton Acorn

1974 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Fire on Stone Ralph Gustafson

Fire on Stone

Ralph Gustafson

1973 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Lions at her Face Miriam Mandel

Lions at her Face

Miriam Mandel

1972 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Civil Elegies and Other Poems Dennis Lee

Civil Elegies and Other Poems

Dennis Lee

1971 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Selected Poems John Glassco

Selected Poems

John Glassco

1970 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The True Eventual Story of Billy The Kid bpNichol

The True Eventual Story of Billy The Kid

bpNichol

1969 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Shadow-Maker Gwendolyn MacEwen

The Shadow-Maker

Gwendolyn MacEwen

1968 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Selected Poems 1956-68** Leonard Cohen

Selected Poems 1956-68**

Leonard Cohen

1967 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Bread, Wine and Salt Alden Nowlan

Bread, Wine and Salt

Alden Nowlan

1966 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Circle Game Margaret Atwood

The Circle Game

Margaret Atwood

1965 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Cariboo Horses Al Purdy

The Cariboo Horses

Al Purdy

1964 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Colour of the Times Raymond Souster

The Colour of the Times

Raymond Souster

1961 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Acis in Oxford Robert Finch

Acis in Oxford

Robert Finch

1960 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Winter Sun Margaret Avison

Winter Sun

Margaret Avison

1959 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Red Carpet for the Sun Irving Layton

Red Carpet for the Sun

Irving Layton

1958 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

A Suit of Nettles James Reaney

A Suit of Nettles

James Reaney

1957 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Boatman Jay Macpherson

The Boatman

Jay Macpherson

1956 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

A Window on the North Robert A.D. Ford

A Window on the North

Robert A.D. Ford

1955 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Friday's Child Wilfred Watson

Friday’s Child

Wilfred Watson

1954 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Metal and the Flower P.K. Page

The Metal and the Flower

P.K. Page

1953 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Net and the Sword Douglas LePan

The Net and the Sword

Douglas LePan

1952 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Towards the Last Spike E.J. Pratt

Towards the Last Spike

E.J. Pratt

1951 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Mulgrave Road Charles Bruce

The Mulgrave Road

Charles Bruce

1950 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Of Time and the Lover James Wreford Watson

Of Time and the Lover

James Wreford Watson

1949 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Red Heart James Reaney

The Red Heart

James Reaney

1948 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Rocking Chair and Other Poems A.M. Klein

The Rocking Chair and Other Poems

A.M. Klein

1947 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Poems for People Dorothy Livesay

Poems for People

Dorothy Livesay

1946 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Poems Robert Finch

Poems

Robert Finch

1945 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Now is Time Earle Birney

Now is Time

Earle Birney

1944 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Day and Night Dorothy Livesay

Day and Night

Dorothy Livesay

1943 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

News of the Phoenix A.J.M. Smith

News of the Phoenix

A.J.M. Smith

1942 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

David and Other Poems Earle Birney

David and Other Poems

Earle Birney

1941 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Calling Adventurers Anne Marriott

Calling Adventurers

Anne Marriott

1940 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Brébeuf and His Brethren E.J. Pratt

Brébeuf and His Brethren

E.J. Pratt

1939 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Under the Sun Arthur S. Bourinot

Under the Sun

Arthur S. Bourinot

1938 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

By Stubborn Stars Kenneth Leslie

By Stubborn Stars

Kenneth Leslie

1937 Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Fable of the Goats E.J. Pratt

The Fable of the Goats

E.J. Pratt