2009 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winner
“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.