November 27, 2013
The Quebec Writers Federation has awarded Wolsak and Wynn author Ken Howe the 2013 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry for his recent collection, The Civic-mindedness of Trees. This was Ken’s third collection of poetry and his first publication with Wolsak and Wynn.
With haunting lyricism and linguistic daring, Ken has brought eco-poetry into the information age. This collection is a meditation on the plants and animals that dot the urban landscape and an examination of how the natural and the man-made affect each other. Playful language tempers a melancholy, philosophical tone to produce an at-once thought-provoking and exhilarating read.
A resident of Quebec City, Ken works as a translator and is also a skilled musician. Everyone at Wolsak and Wynn extends their congratulations on this well-earned victory.
The Quebec Writers Federation is dedicated to the promotion of English-language literature in the province. The A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry is awarded each year to the best collection in English by a poet from Quebec. It is one of eight awards presented annually by QWF. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees.