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Domenica Martinello is the author of All Day I Dream about Sirens. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Deena Davidson Friedman Prize for Poetry. Martinello was a finalist for the 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her recent poems have been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry 2019 and featured in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Room Magazine, PRISM International, and others. Martinello is currently working on a new book of poetry and lives in Montreal.

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