Ken Howe Awarded 2013 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

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.

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