7th Annual Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence in Poetry submission deadline
Fred Cogswell mentored Candice James, the New Westminster poet laureate and a founding member of Royal City Literary Arts Society (RCLAS). He spent his last years in New Westminster, writing his last books here. The award is intended to honour his dedication both to the craft of poetry and to the poets themselves; may we continue to nurture each other (and our words) so richly. This year’s judge is writer and poet Rachel Rose, Poet Laureate Emerita of Vancouver.