25th Trillium Award

Matthew Tierney Wins the P.K. Page Founders’ Award for Poetry

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Matthew Tierney has won the 2013 P.K. Page Founders’ Award for Poetry for his poem “Re the Individual Wellbeing.” The P.K. Page Founders’ Award is given by The Malahat Review and honours Victoria poet P.K. Page. Each year, The Malahat Review recognizes the best poem or sequence of poems to have appeared in the magazine in the previous calendar year, and awards the author of the poetry with $1,000.

This year’s judge was Barry Dempster, an accomplished poet himself, who says of Matthew’s poem, “The music in Matthew Tierney’s "Re the Individual Wellbeing" knocks down the walls between words, but never just for the sake of innovation. There’s a narrative to be untangled, a voice that goes beyond recognition, and an openness that manages to shut itself into amazing atmospheres. The language keeps reaching up off the page and dragging you deep inside the lines.”

Read more about the P.K. Page Founders' Award here. The Malahat Review has also posted an interview with Matthew Tierney here.

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