2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winner

“Re-Origin of Species” by Alessandra Naccarato 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Poetry

Alessandra Naccarato 
“Re-Origin of Species"

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Jury Citation

Alessandra Naccarato’s poems are visually powerful and sensually charged. Her imagery is as unexpected as it is memorable. These are poems adept at evoking the textures and sensations of place, even as they pay careful attention to sound, to the music of the line. Ranging from the sting of personal loss to navigating landscapes full of promise, Naccarato’s poetry interrogates the place where the personal meets the wild.

About the Author

Alessandra Naccarato is a writer, performer, and teacher based in Vancouver. Her writing has appeared across Canada and the United States. Winner of the public vote for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize and Event magazine’s 2014 Creative Non-Fiction Award, she has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist, has worked with thousands of youth across the country, and is completing an MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


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


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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