Friday, May 8, 2009

Congratulations, Randall!

Congratulations to Randall Maggs who was presented Wednesday with the E.J. Pratt award for his book Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems which I've written about here and here. The book won the Winterset award earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to meet Randall this spring and hear him read his poems to an enthusiastic audience, and have a recent e-mail from him awaiting response. We've talked about getting together in the future and I hope that happens-- he has a wealth of hockey stories I know Pater would love to hear. Meanwhile, I look forward to introducing his hockey poems to students and other readers in the future -- let me know if you come across them, would you?

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