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Alexa Winik is a poet and writer. She holds an MLitt in Women, Writing, and Gender and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews. Winik has also served as poetry editor for the online literary journal The Scores. In 2019, she was the poet-in-residence with the At Sea Residency in Margate, England, as well as a finalist of Mid-American Review's James Wright Poetry Award. Winik was born and raised in southwestern Ontario and currently lives in Edinburgh.


2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry winner Alexa Winik

Award History

2020 Winner

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Selections from Winter Stars Visible in December

Jury Citation

"In a clever cross-pollination of astrology and literature, Winik’s poems make a disturbance on the page that dares to linger in the mind. She is an assured creator interrupting the neat contours of genre by weaving the dissonant dialectics of the confessional, historiographical, theoretical, and the memorial between the cosmos and the terrestrial. The collection here is realized in its emotional soundings, gesturing to, phrase by phrase, the fluid coordinates of chance that encompass living in a world of loss, inheritance, and artifice."
— 2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry Jury (Klara du Plessis, Benjamin Hertwig, and Canisia Lubrin)

Works recognized by WT