Niche coverNiche by Basma Kavanagh has been awarded the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Visit for more information on this prestigious award. Congratulations to Basma!

About Niche
“Compelled by loss of knowledge, species, habitat and traditions, my intention with this collection is to elucidate the endurance of what is no longer physically apparent. Extinctions and an exploration of the Red List (the endangered species list for Nova Scotia) are important to this work. The poems grapple with human culpability, but also ask: What will happen as human relationships with non-human animals and other living things diminish? What will happen if we become extinct?” For more information about Niche, see