Sunday, June 30, 2013

Marilyn Irwin wins the 2013 Diana Brebner Prize

above/ground press author Marilyn Irwin has won the 2013 Diana Brebner Prize for her poem “this is a silent”! Administered by Arc Poetry Magazine, this year's award was judged by Sue Sinclair, and Irwin's prize-winning poem will be featured in Arc #71, due on newsstands any day now. As the press release states:

With “its rich and unusual word combinations, this... complex short poem" was selected for the best poem written by an emerging National Capital poet in 2013.

A graduate of Algonquin College’s Creative Writing program, Marilyn Irwin has three chapbooks: for when you pick daisies (above/ground press, 2010), flicker (above/ground press, 2012), and little nothings (2012). Her work has been published by above/ground press, Bywords, ottawater, Peter F. Yacht Club, among others; and most recently, the Canadian section of New American Writing #31.

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