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Ben Ladouceur is an author living on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation (Ottawa). His first book, Otter, was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; his second book, Mad Long Emotion, was awarded the Archibald Lampman Prize. He is the recipient of the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBT+ writers, and a National Magazine Award for Poetry. His short fiction has been featured in the Journey Prize Anthology and awarded the Thomas Morton Prize. Ben also wrote the short film Other Men, which played at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the Inside Out Film Festival (2014). He is represented by Transatlantic Agency.

Quick links:

Short essay on Canada’s LGBT+ Purge
Two poems on Poetry Foundation site
Recording – Atwater Poetry reading

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