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The winner of the 2006 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award, Dodds’ first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds, was published in 2008. At Berton House during his April to June spring residency he worked on a translation of Poetic Edda from Norse / Icelandic to English.

Award History

Jury Citation

“Jeramy Dodds won us over with his innovative facility with the language. His poems are most notable for an inventiveness that couples lyricism and constant surprise, perfectly fashioned metaphors with a nose for the compelling and idiosyncratic turn of phrase. He can shift effortlessly from the undercurrent of wonder and terror in the world, to subtle imagism, to unabashed, cockeyed drollery. Through it all, Dodd’s voice is original and singular and winning – in both senses of that word.” —2006 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Alison Pick, Michael Crummey, and Don McKay)

Program History

Writer in Residence

Berton House Writers’ Residency