Nightwood’s Fall 2014 author Kayla Czaga has just been nominated for the prestigious Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for her first collection, For Your Safety Please Hold On. Her book is the only debut title to make the award shortlist.
We’re hopeful she may take home the prize, since several of the poems in her shortlisted collection have already received some award attention, including The Fiddlehead‘s 23rd annual Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, The Malahat Review‘s 2012 Far Horizon’s Award for Poetry and an Editor’s Choice Award in ARC Poetry Magazine‘s 2012 Poem of the Year Contest.
The award carries a cash prize of $2000 plus a certificate, and the winner will be announced at an awards gala in Vancouver on April 25, 2015. Good luck Kayla!