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Alessandra Naccarato is a writer, performer, and teacher based in Vancouver. Her writing has appeared across Canada and the United States. Winner of the public vote for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize and Event magazine’s 2014 Creative Non-Fiction Award, she has toured internationally as a spoken word artist, has worked with thousands of youth across the country, and is completing an MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Award History

2015 Winner

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Re-Origin of Species

Jury Citation

”Alessandra Naccarato’s poems are visually powerful and sensually charged. Her imagery is as unexpected as it is memorable. These are poems adept at evoking the textures and sensations of place, even as they pay careful attention to sound, to the music of the line. Ranging from the sting of personal loss to navigating landscapes full of promise, Naccarato’s poetry interrogates the place where the personal meets the wild.” — 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Jury (Rachel Rose, Nilofar Shidmehr, and Fiona Tinwei Lam)

Works recognized by WT

Re-Origin of Species