Friday, August 7, 2009
Katherine Lawrence won First Prize in the 2009 gritLIT Poetry Competition for Heartland of the Dominion. She is a fund development consultant and writer. Her first collection of poetry, Ring Finger, Left Hand (Coteau Books, 2001) won the Brenda Macdonald Riches Award for best first book with the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her second collection, Lying to Our Mothers (Coteau Books, 2006) was a finalist for the Saskatchewan Book Award for poetry and a runner-up for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry. She also has a short story published as a chapbook with Jack Pine Press (2005) titled Split-ends. Katherine is originally from Hamilton and currently lives in Saskatoon.