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Nightwood Poet Finalist for A.M. Klein Poetry Prize


Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:52pm

Rebecca Păpucaru

Nightwood Editions poet finalist for A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry for debut collection

Sherbrooke, Quebec resident Rebecca Păpucaru is a finalist for the Quebec Writers' Federation's A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry for her debut collection The Panic Room. "I am delighted to be a finalist and grateful to the QWF for their support," she said after learning of the nomination.

Written with unabashed honesty, The Panic Room is about the giants that loom over us. A second-generation Eastern European Jewish immigrant, Păpucaru attempts to grapple with the distinct feelings of disconnection to her family's past. These poetic reflections are intimate and honest, the sort of confidences you'd only tell your dearest friend.

Rebecca Păpucaru's work has appeared in journals such as The Antigonish Review, PRISM international, The Malahat Review, The Dalhousie Review and Event. She has been anthologized in  I Found it at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems (Guernica Editions, 2014) and Best Canadian Poetry in English (2010). 

The Quebec Writers' Federation holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in six categories. On November 21, 2017, the QWF will award six prizes of $2000 each to honour excellence in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, first book, translation and children’s and young adult literature.