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Rebecca Salazar is a writer, editor, and community organizer living on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik. Their first collection, sulphurtongue, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language poetry. She lives in Fredericton.

Award History

2019 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Your Public Body

Jury Citation

“'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)

Program History