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Award History

Jury Citation

“Calder’s ambitious series of poems position the reader in the sometimes uncomfortable, self-conscious position of looking at the ‘freak.’ They cause us to attend to our own notions of difference and also to the language in which we talk about it. The poet works with wit and with language that is at once archaic and fresh.” — 2004 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Adam Dickinson, Jannie Edwards, and Alice Major)