2009 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winner

Emily McGiffinEmily McGiffin
“Wokkpash and Other Poems”


These deeply resonant poems are perceptive, visceral, and steeped in lyrical wisdom. There is heart-seeing here, expressed with an authentic strength and a luminous eloquence. The vision here is one aesthetically grounded in the world, a world that in turn is replenished by these poems, by this poet’s beautifully cadenced work.

About the Author

Emily McGiffin studied biology and geography at the University of Victoria and is currently working toward an MSc in rural development through the University of London. McGiffin’s poetry has been twice shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards and has appeared in The Malahat Review. Her non-fiction appears regularly in Small Farm Canada magazine.




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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