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Contest! Win a Library of Don McKay Poetry from Brick Books, including Exclusive Limited Edition Texts


Don McKay is one of Canada's most celebrated poets, with honours that include the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry (twice, and additional nominations), and even the Order of Canada.

Thanks to Brick Books, you can enter to win three of McKay's collections, each one representing a different decade of his long and storied career. Two of the three are limited-edition works not available in stores.  

The Don McKay Poetry Prize Pack from Brick Books:

  • Lependu (1978), McKay's critically acclaimed prose/poetry sequence concerning the hanged man of London, Ontario.
  • Aria (2000), a hand-crafted collection originally commissioned for broadcast on the CBC. It contains some poems that later appeared in Another Gravity, which won the Governor General's Award and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize.
  • The Song of Extinction (2016), a collection of poems composed as source texts and libretto material to accompany music by Rose Bolton and images by Marc de Guerre. The fully immersive visual and sonic stage show premiered at the Luminato Festival in 2016, and the accompanying poems are only available in this exclusive gift package.

To enter, send your name and mailing address to by 11:59pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018, using the subject line "Don McKay Poetry Contest". We'll select one winner at random, who will be notified via email. 

Good luck to everyone who enters, and our thanks to Brick Books for this generous contest.