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Fawn Parker Wins J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award!

Fawn Parker Wins J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award!

CONGRATULATIONS TO FAWN PARKER! Winning her second poetry book award this week, for her debut poetry collection, Soft Inheritance.

Fawn is the winner of the J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award. The J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award was created by the writing community in the late 1990s. The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, with the assistance of several poets, publishers, and post-secondary institutions, raised funds for an annual award program designed to honour the best book of poetry by an Atlantic Canadian. In 2014, the Award was named for the legacy of J.M. Abraham.

Of Soft Inheritance, the J. M. Abraham jury said, “In poems that navigate a mother’s death from breast cancer, Fawn Parker’s Soft Inheritance boldly refuses sentimentality, mother-daughter cliches, and easy divisions between health and illness…. Parker shows us that grief is both brutal and utterly ordinary, and that the poet’s unflinching observation can be a powerful act of devotion.”

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