Grad Students Place 1-2 in CU’s Writing Competition (Poetry Division)
Congratulations to the following two graduate students who won first and second place in the poetry division of Carleton’s annual Writing Competition.
First place: Michael Lithgow for his poem Hollywood. Lithgow is a PhD candidate in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. His dissertation explores aesthetics, truth and dissent in digital, installation and performance cultures. His poetry has appeared in Arc Magazine, The New Quarterly and Fiddlehead, and he is currently a contributing editor at ArtThreat. net. A collection of his poetry, Waking in the Tree House, will be published in spring 2012.
Second place: Ben Ladouceur for his poem Grand-Remous. Ladouceur is a master’s student in the Canadian Studies program at Carleton, as well as a tutor at the university’s Writing Tutorial Service. During his undergraduate studies, he co-edited Carleton’s literary magazine, In/Words. His poetry has been featured in chap-books by Apt. 9 Press, Angel House Press and above/ground press, and in magazines like Peter F Yacht Club and CV2.
All of the winning entries can be viewed at this website.
Update April 23: Michael Lithgow announces that his first collection of poetry, Waking in the Tree House, has just been published by Cormorant Books. On its website, the Markham-based publisher writes: “In a voice characterized by curiosity, astonishment, and candour, the poet records what passes through him in settings as various as a derelict rooming house, a hospital room, a junk shop, a Cape Breton farmhouse, the old Jewish Quarter in Cracow, a Montreal bus during morning rush hour.”