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Suzannah Showler holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Toronto. Her writing has appeared in many places, including The Walrus, Hazlitt, The Puritan, and Joyland, and she won the 2012 Matrix LitPOP Award for Poetry. She is the poetry editor for Dragnet Magazine and curator of the website Art of Losing. She lives in Toronto and is working on her first collection of poems.

Award History

2013 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Jury Citation

“These poems distinguish themselves by the quality of their poetic intelligence. They are astute, linguistically and syntactically adept, and full of sonic energy. Often startlingly precise in their descriptions, they lead us from the bodily to the metaphysical. Sometimes they flare up like fireworks; sometimes they sound a quiet sorrowing over human distances and dilemmas.” — 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Mary Dalton, Susan Holbrook, and Phil Hall)

Works recognized by WT

The Reason and Other Poems