Racking up the nominations
July 22nd, 2015
Kayla Czaga has been shortlisted for the Late Night Library 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry for her book, For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood $18.95). The poems move from family to girlhood to adulthood, in a collection of funny/sad family portraits.
Late Night Library is a nonprofit organization in the US dedicated to sustaining book culture, promoting literature in schools and communities and supporting a diverse array of writers early in their careers. Winners will be announced in August.
For Your Safety Please Hold On won the 2015 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and was also shortlisted for the 2015 Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award and the 2015 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
Born in Alberta, Kayla Czaga grew up in Kitimat before moving to Victoria to complete her undergraduate degree in writing at the University of Victoria. She later became an MFA graduate in Creative Writing from UBC. She lives in Vancouver. 978-0-88971-303-1