The award, issued by the League of Canadian Poets, recognizes the best first book of poetry by a Canadian.
Lisa is up against five other authors to win the $1,000 prize. Here is the full short-list:
True by Kirsty Elliot (Leaf Press)
Yes. by Rosemary Griebel (Frontenac House Media Ltd.)
Paramita, Little Black by Suzanne Robertson (Guernica Editions)
Do Not Call Me By My Name by Lisa Shatzky (Black Moss Press)
Sweet Devilry by Yi-Mei Tsiang (Oolichan Books)
Gulf by Leslie Vryenhoek (Oolichan Books)
We congratulate Lisa and wish her all the best!