046Ben Ladouceur is an author. His first collection of poetry, 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 for best debut collection in Canada. His second book, Mad Long Emotion, was published in 2019; a poem from that book received the 2019 National Magazine Award for Poetry. In 2018, he received the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBT writers. In 2019, his short fiction was featured in the Journey Prize Anthology and awarded the Thomas Morton Prize. He lives in Ottawa.

Quick links:

“Man and His World,” winner of the 2019 Thomas Morton Prize for Fiction
Two poems on Poetry Foundation site
Essay about three-month residency at Al Purdy A-Frame
Radio interview on CBC

Photo by Scott Lemoine.

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