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Poetry: Keleti Station

Irving Layton Award For Creative Writing: Poetry
February 8, 2017
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By Jake Byrne

Each year, Concordia’s Department of English hands out prizes for excellence in the studies of English literature and creative writing. The Irving Layton Awards for Creative Writing, worth $500 each, are given to undergraduate students for works of poetry and fiction. To qualify for the poetry award, students must submit a portfolio of one or several poems. 

Jake Byrne Jake Byrne plans to graduate in June 2017 and pursue an MFA in creative writing (poetry) next fall.

The 2016 poetry award recipient was Jake Byrne.

Byrne plans to graduate in June 2017 and pursue an MFA in creative writing (poetry) next fall.

The Ontario native is heavily influenced by queer poetry and believes this to be an excellent way to approach questions of identity.

He writes about things that scare him and believes, he says, that “poetry should be used to engage with the world, politically and in a way that balances politics with art that is not didactic.”



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