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Award Alert! Fawn Parker Wins 2024 WFNB Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize!

Award Alert! Fawn Parker Wins 2024 WFNB Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize!

Congratulations Fawn!

Fawn as won the WFNB New Brunswick Book Awards Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize!

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Fawn’s debut poetry collection Soft Inheritance meditates on grief, illness, and the open-handed relationship between material objects and memory. Written after her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Soft Inheritance follows the poet’s rapidly evolving reality where “kindness is a scar,” though “not all scar-makers are kind.” Both a treatise on the sick body and the state of “after”—post-caretaking, post-breakup, post-moving, and post-death—these poems question what is inherited, and ask what can safely be left behind. A diamond ring? A cancerous gene? Soft Inheritance is a finely crafted love letter to the people and places that imprint on a life. 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction – Lisa Alward, Cocktail (Biblioasis), Fredericton.
The Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Picture Book Writing Writing – Sara O’Leary, The Little Books of the Little Brontës (Tundra), St. Martins.
The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize – Fawn Parker, author of Soft Inheritance (Palimpsest Press), Fredericton.
Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award – Anne Koval, Mary Pratt: A Love Affair with Vision (Goose Lane Publishing), Sackville.

Purchase Soft Inheritance here.