Laura
Clarke

Awards

2013 Winner

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

for Mule Variations

Jury Citation

“Something both hip and ancient is given full rein in these poems: hard limits slurping in the sun, Aristotle and police reports, electric fences and pick-up lines, subway riders have donkey heads. These alternating voices speak without fluff. A washed-out sardonic tone delivers a sure push that is humane and celebratory.” — 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Mary Dalton, Susan Holbrook, and Phil Hall)