Poetry award: Sarah Tolmie’s “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” (On Spec issue 107, vol. 28.4, April 2018) won the 2019 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song. The awards ceremony can be viewed on Facebook; Sarah’s acceptance speech occurs at around 1:04:40. Congratulations to the other winners, and to all the nominees! 2019 Aurora Award

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.