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Laura Matwichuk’s poems have appeared in literary journals in Canada and the U.S.A., including Arc, EVENT, The Fiddlehead, The Burnside Review, PRISM international, Vallum and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, and on Arc Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Year shortlist. Her debut collection of poetry, Near Miss, was published by Nightwood Editions in 2019. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Award History

2013 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Here Comes the Future

Jury Citation

“Laura Matwichuk hangs poetry from the syntactical hooks of the sentence, offering us prose poems that are flexible, slightly surreal, both expansive and focused. They feature the kind of disjunction that invites the reader into the fold of meaning-making; like Matwichuk’s barn swallows, ‘they build a nest in our binoculars.’” — 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Mary Dalton, Susan Holbrook, and Phil Hall)

Works recognized by WT

Here Comes the Future