AUDIENCE: For readers of Natasha Trethewey, Liz Howard, Tishani Doshi, and Emily Skaja, as well as readers of the work of Roxane Gay, and for fans of M&S’s poetry program.
DIVERSE M&S POETRY LIST: Acquired and edited by DIONNE BRAND, the list showcases the brightest and most interesting poets in the country. The poets represent an array of experiences, identities, and points of view, and their works are hugely impactful and groundbreaking in terms of approach and style.
AWARD RECOGNITION: Salazar was shortlisted for the 2019 Bronwen Wallace Award.
ACTIVE IN THE POETRY COMMUNITY: Salazar is the poetry editor for both The Fiddlehead and Plenitude.
Praise for sulphurtongue and Rebecca Salazar:
“Rebecca Salazar’s poetry is a life-preserver in a sea of prejudice, pain, and confusion. Her words sing us back to what’s essential: truth, often cutting but always necessary, and beauty, found in the least likely of places.”—Alicia Elliott, author of A Mind Spread Out on the Ground
“The sprawling visionary heft of sulphurtongue recoils the diluted senses of earth and skin, sex and sulphur dioxide, queerness and religion, and more to reveal their deeper labyrinths of meaning. The singular power of this work rests not only in its wholly mature command of the craft, but in how Salazar’s sulphurtongue is a burning votive towards a world where the warped silos of history’s personal, ecologic, and collective toll gather toward a new imagining. A shimmering, head-long, heart-spin of a debut.”—Canisia Lubrin, author of The Dyzgraphxst
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