2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry winner Alexa Winik
2020 WinnerRBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Selections from Winter Stars Visible in December
"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)