2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry finalist nina jane drystek
2020 FinalistRBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
"The codification of power relations between I and you, subject and object, is deftly, delicately apparent in drystek’s work. These are poems that bind architecturally together as a collection and unfold into surprising images, moments, and ripples of thought. While poems listen to themselves in internal monologue, they also face outwards, asking the reader to listen, then respond, implicated by questions reaching out from the paper to pull you in."
— 2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry Jury (Klara du Plessis, Benjamin Hertwig, and Canisia Lubrin)