The J.M. Abraham Poetry Award was created by the writing community in the late 1990s. The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, with the assistance of several poets, publishers, and post-secondary institutions, raised funds for an annual award program designed to honour the best book of poetry by an Atlantic Canadian. In 2014, the Award was named for the legacy of J.M. Abraham.
The J.M. Abraham Poetry Award was first presented in 1998: for a list of past winners, please visit the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia webpage for this award.