2019 FinalistRBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Your Public Body
“'Your Public Body' is a deeply necessary suite of poems that addresses the very real and very difficult conversations surrounding sexual violence. Rebecca Salazar’s work in these poems serves to speak truth where truth has been silenced, to rupture that silence, to disrupt that silence. These are difficult poems for a difficult time. These are poems that challenge the reader to reconsider how art can respond to the world around us. These are poems that demand our attention."
—2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Jordan Abel, Sue Goyette, and Emma Healey)