2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry finalist Zoe Imani Sharpe
2020 FinalistRBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Selection from [CA$H4GOLD]
"In this work the page is spare, yet a powerful voice emerges in language that is assured, mellifluous, and poetically unique. Sharpe engenders a subtle silence that resists over-narration and commodification. Here is an “ironing out” of specific histories and ways of being that force a re-negotiation with the present. In a Canadian poetic context where certain histories are still overlooked, this work is urgent and entirely its own."
— 2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry Jury (Klara du Plessis, Benjamin Hertwig, and Canisia Lubrin)