Tim Bowling, renowned author and winner of the 2012 Alberta Literary Award for Poetry, has just received another accolade for his work. Bowling’s most recent collection of poetry, Tenderman, has just been nominated for the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry, which is awarded annually to a Canadian poet whose work is accessible to all people in its use of language and image and follows in the tradition of some of Canada’s major poets such as Milton Acorn, Ted Plantos, Dorothy Livesay and Al Purdy. Winners will be announced in November.
The Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry comes with a medallion and a $500 prize. Other nominees for the 2012 award include Barry Dempster for Dying a Little (Wolsak and Wynn), Thelma Poirier for Rock Creek Blues (Coteau Books), Adam Pottle for Beautiful Mutants (Caitlin Press) and Ann Scowcroft for The Truth of Houses (Brick Books). The winner will be announced in November.