Benjamin Hertwig is awarded the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry!

Congratulations to Benjamin Hertwig who has been awarded the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta for his debut collection, Slow War (McGill-Queen’s University Press)!

This annual award recognizes excellence in writing by Alberta authors. The 2018 winners were selected from 260 submissions.

Benjamin is the recipient of a National Magazine Award for personal journalism, the Prairie Fire Non Fiction Award and the Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize. His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in the New York TimesPrairie Schoonerthe Maine ReviewNPRthe WalrusTHISRicepaperMaisonneuvethe Literary Review of CanadaSouthwordCV2GeezFreefallPleiades, and Alberta Views, among others.

For a full list of this years winners click here: