CLOSE RIVER by Alexa Winik
140 x 210mm, 32 pages, black and white digital printing, perfect bound, 2021
Close River is the winner of Magma Poetry’s Open Pamphlet Competition, judged by Mary Jean Chan.
She said: ‘Alexa Winik’s pamphlet demand equal attention from the reader’s mind and heart as it evokes a tender eco-poetics that blurs the line between the human and non-human. Crystalline language is coupled with vivd imagery and a keen attention to musicality. Alexa Winik is a Canadian poet from Windsor, Ontario. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews and was awarded the 2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, presented by the Writer’s Trust of Canada. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in The Scores, Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, Gutter, ZARF, Tenebrae and elsewhere.