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Inventing the Hawk received the prestigious Governor-General's Award for poetry in 1992. It also received the Canadian Author's Association Award for best Canadian book of poetry for 1992 and the The League of Canadian Poet's Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. Everything Arrives at the Light (McClelland & Stewart), published in the spring of 1995, also received the Pat Lowther Award.

In addition to the above awards, she received the National Magazine Award's Gold Medal for poetry in 1995 and the first prize in poetry in the 1987-88 CBC Radio National Literary Competition. With Patrick Lane she was the writer of the radio script Chile which won the National Radio Awards' Best Public Radio Program for 1987.

She has read her work across Canada and in England, France, Chile, Italy, Yugoslavia and the United States. In May of 1996 she was one of ten Canadian writers invited to represent the coutnry at Les Belles Etrangeres hosted by France's Ministry of Culture. She has been a regular on Peter Gzowski's "Morningside" and a poet laureate for his golf tournaments for literacy. For two years she was an electronic writer-in-residence in schools across Canada.

Her poetry has been published in numberous magazines including Saturday Night, Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead and Descant and in several anthologies, most recently Twentieth Century Poetry and Poetics, The Party Train: North American Prose Poetry, The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Lieterature in English (ed. Bennet and Brown, Oxford, 1990), The New Canadian Poets (ed. Dennis Lee, McClelland and Stewart, 1985), Twenty Poets for the Eighties (ed. Ken Norris, Anansi, 1984) and Anything Is Possible (ed. Mary di Michele, Mosaic, 1984).


  • Inventing the Hawk. Governor-General's Award for poetry, 1992


  • Inventing the Hawk. Canadian Author's Association Award for best Canadian book of poetry, 1992


  • Inventing the Hawk. The League of Canadian Poet's Pat Lowther Award, 1993


  • Everything Arrives at the Light. The League of Canadian Poet's Pat Lowther Award, 1996


  • National Magazine Award's Gold Medal for poetry in 1995


  • CBC Radio National Literary Competition, first prize 1987-88


  • With Patrick Lane won the National Radio Awards' Best Public Radio Program for 1987 for the radio script Chile



Lorna Crozier's works copyright © to the author.


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