BARCLAY, Adele




Author Tags: Poetry

Vancouver poet Adèle Barclay won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for her debut collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You (Nightwood Editions, $18.95). Her poems, according to publicity materials, "dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday warped landscapes of modern cities and flood into the murky basin of the intimate." They have appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, Matrix, The Pinch and others. If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You was also shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, won the 2016 LitPop Awards for Poetry and received the Reader’s Choice Award for the 2016 Walrus Poetry Prize.

[BCBW 2017]