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SIAT instructor Chantal Gibson wins poetry award

May 11, 2020

Article originally appeared in the Vancouver Sun (date: May 11, 2020).

The League of Canadian Poets announced its 2020 Poetry Awards winners this week and Vancouver’s Chantal Gibson was one of the honourees.

The local writer and SIAT instructor was awarded the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. The award is given to Canadian women writers and comes with a $2000 prize.

Gibson’s winning collection of poetry is titled How She Read and is her first collection. That book has also earned many other award nominations including the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize that will be announced on May 19. “I am very, very excited and grateful! It’s an honour for me, Caitlin Press in tiny Half Moon Bay, B.C., and my brilliant editor and cheerleader Canisia Lubrin,” said Gibson. “Mostly, it’s a win for us, the beautiful Black women inside the book and those women who’ve championed it.”

Along with writing Chantal teaches writing and design communication in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Read the full article featuring comments from Chantal Gibson via the Vancouver Sun.