Ben Ladouceur is an author. His second collection of poetry, Mad Long Emotion, was selected as a CBC 2019 Book of the Year and awarded the Archibald Lampman Prize. His first collection, 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. In 2018, he received the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBT writers; in 2019, he was awarded the 2019 National Magazine Award for Poetry, and his short fiction was featured in the Journey Prize Anthology and awarded the Thomas Morton Prize. He lives on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation (Ottawa).
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