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Tyler Engström is a writer from Calgary, finishing his BA at Mount Royal University. A freelance copywriter and content creator, he was previously a music reviewer for local publications. He began writing poetry under the guidance of Micheline Maylor, the current poet laureate of Calgary. Engström has been published in FreeFall and Freq Magazine. He also writes under the name Sonny Stromo.

Award History

2017 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for after thoughts

Jury Citation

“Abetted by a sly humour and with an irony that inflects phrases with levity or the pathos of missing grandeur, Tyler Engström’s ‘after thoughts’ seizes on micro-events and renders them with a peculiar and delightful charisma. He successfully sidesteps inherited notions of what’s poetic, and lifts the communal material of language with personality, spirit, and insight.” — 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award jury (Adèle Barclay, Stuart Ross, and Moez Surani)

Works recognized by WT

after thoughts