Poetry award: “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” won a 2019 Rhysling Award, placing first in the long poem category. The poem was originally plublished in the April 2018 edition of On Spec, and has been reprinted in the 2019 Rhysling Anthology. Congratulations to the other winners!

The Art of Dying has been shortlisted for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize in the Canadian category, along with works by Dionne Brand and Eve Joseph. Congratulations to the nominees!

New novel: Sarah Tolmieā€™s latest novel, The Little Animals, is now available from Aqueduct Press. It has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Poetry nomination: Sarah Tolmie’s poem “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” has been nominated in the Best Poem/Song category for a 2019 Aurora Award.

“The Imaginary Palace of the Winter King,” a new short story by Sarah Tolmie, was published in the 11 February 2019 issue of Strange Horizons. It is also available as a podcast, read by Anaea Lay.

Sarah Tolmie

Sarah Tolmie is the author of the poetry collection The Art of Dying (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018), the 120-sonnet sequence Trio (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), and the chapbook Sonnet in a Blue Dress and Other Poems (Baseline Press, 2014).

She has published two novels with Aqueduct Press, The Little Animals (2019) and The Stone Boatmen (2014), as well as two short fiction collections, Two Travelers (2016) and NoFood (2014).

She is a medievalist trained at the University of Toronto and Cambridge and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo.