2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Finalist

All Day I Dream About Sirens Domenica Martinello 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Finalist

Domenica Martinello
“All Day I Dream About Sirens


Domenica Martinello for "All Day I Dream About Sirens" 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award finalist


Jury Citation

“All Day I Dream About Sirens” is a shrewd epic that shimmies up and down the scales from highbrow to lowbrow. Domenica Martinello sharpens her teeth on tradition, wields tone like an axe, and carves space for unheard voices to emerge from the chorus. This poet harnesses the ethereal quality of digital and classical realms while her poems explode with fury and grace.

About the Author

Domenica Martinello, from Montreal, is the author of the poetry chapbook Interzones. She is also an interviews editor for CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). Recent poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Vallum, carte blanche, PRISM international, CV2, The Winnipeg Review, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Martinello is completing an MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Toronto.

Listen to the finalists readings from our RBC Bronwen Wallace ceremony below; skip to 7:16 to hear Domenica Martinello reading "All Day I Dream About Sirens".

Read the 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award finalist poetry in pdf.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


June 20 for books published between Jan 1 and June 19, 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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