2010 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Winner

Nancy Jo Cullen

Nancy Jo Cullen

Jury Citation

Nancy Jo Cullen's poetry combines a remarkable blend of accessibility, depth, precision and honesty. She tackles dark corners without false dramatics or pretensions. There is a genuine realness in her language. This is a writer who feels like a friend.

About the Author

Nancy Jo Cullen is the author of three collections of poetry published by Frontenac House: Science Fiction Saint, Pearl, and Untitled Child. She has received an Alberta Book Publishing Award and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry, the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Stephan G. Steffanson Award for Poetry, and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Born in Calgary, Cullen lives in Toronto, where she is at work on a master’s of fine arts in creative writing at the University of Guelph–Humber.




Woodcock Fund



Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


May 16 for books published between Mar 14 and May 15, 2018


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