Ben Ladouceur is an award-winning poet from Ottawa. His first collection Otter, an exploration and celebration of friendship, love and queerness, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut collection. Ladouceur's latest is the book Mad Long Emotion, which gazes playfully at relationships and love in the natural world. In 2018, Ladouceur received the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ emerging writers.
CBC Books named Ladoucer a writer to watch in 2019.