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  • Shortlisted for BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for The Boys or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter, 2005
  • Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction, short-listed, 2005
  • Governor General's Award for Poetry, short-listed, 2003 for Disarmament
  • Hamilton and Region Arts Council Poetry Collection/Anthology Award (2001)(regional)
           Nod Me In, Shake Me Out
  • Hamilton and Region Arts Council Poetry Book Prize (1999) (regional)
           Devil's Punch Bowl
  • GUI (God Uses Ink)
    Prize for poetry (1999) (national)
            To God, as a Small Pest, and Atonement, two poems from Devil's Punch Bowl
  • Hamilton and Region Arts Council Poetry Book Prize (1998) (regional)
            The Church Not Made With Hands
  • Hamilton and Region Arts Council First Prize for Non-Fiction (1995) (regional)
            "Where in the world is Burlington Heights?"
  • CBC Radio Literary Competition (1991) (national) First Prize for Poetry (poem or series of poems)
            Captain Kintail
  • Il Premio Francesco Guiseppe Bressani Prize for Poetry also known as the Bressani Prize (1988) (national)
           Forty Days and Forty Nights

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