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Dora Prieto is a writer currently completing her MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her work appears in publications including Acentos Review, Capilano Review, and Catapult. Her poem “the withholding map” won the 2022 Room Magazine Poetry Contest. Raised between rural Nova Scotia and southern Chiapas, Dora now divides her time between central Mexico and the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Vancouver).

Award History

2023 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Notes on the Non-Place

Jury Citation

“‘Notes on the Non-Place’ unfolds the shapes of the unique and common whileinspecting the mourning and power of belonging. Dora Prieto whispers, cajoles, and shakes loose personal particles of the human journey. These poems, rich in layers, require us to lean in further with the poet through uncertainty and joy.We follow until we arrive, interwoven in a new way.”

Works recognized by WT