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Domenica
Martinello

Domenica Martinello, from Montreal, is the author of the poetry chapbook Interzones. She is also an interviews editor for CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). Recent poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Vallum, carte blanche, PRISM international, CV2, The Winnipeg Review, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Martinello is completing an MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Toronto.

Award History

2017 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for All Day I Dream About Sirens

Jury Citation

“‘All Day I Dream About Sirens’ is a shrewd epic that shimmies up and down the scales from highbrow to lowbrow. Domenica Martinello sharpens her teeth on tradition, wields tone like an axe, and carves space for unheard voices to emerge from the chorus. This poet harnesses the ethereal quality of digital and classical realms while her poems explode with fury and grace.” — 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award jury (Adèle Barclay, Stuart Ross, and Moez Surani)

Works recognized by WT

All Day I Dream About Sirens