2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Finalist

after thoughts by Tyler Engestrom 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award finalist
Tyler Engström
after thoughts”


Tyler Engstrom for "after thoughts" 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers finalist

Jury Citation

Abetted by a sly humour and with an irony that inflects phrases with levity or the pathos of missing grandeur, Tyler Engström’s “after thoughts” seizes on micro-events and renders them with a peculiar and delightful charisma. He successfully sidesteps inherited notions of what’s poetic, and lifts the communal material of language with personality, spirit, and insight.

About the Author

Tyler Engström is a writer from Calgary, finishing his BA at Mount Royal University. Now a freelance copywriter and content creator, he was previously a music reviewer for local publications. He began writing poetry under the guidance of Micheline Maylor, the current poet laureate of Calgary. Engström has been published in FreeFall and Freq Magazine.

Listen to the finalists readings from our RBC Bronwen Wallace ceremony below; skip to 1:14 to hear Tyler Engström reading "after thoughts".

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




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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