—Winner of 3rd Place for the Palette Poetry Prize, selected by Edward Hirsch—
Madhur Anand’s debut book of poems “A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes” (McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada, 2015) was published to international acclaim (“in every measure a triumph”, Publisher’s Weekly starred review) and was listed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as one of ten all-time “trailblazing” poetry collections. The book was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her more recent award-winning poetry and prose has appeared in a number of magazines including The Puritan, Brick magazine, Longreads.com, The New Quarterly, The Walrus and Palette Poetry. Her work won the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Fiction in 2017 and was a finalist for the Frontier Poetry Industry Prize in 2018. She is a professor of ecology and sustainability at the University of Guelph, Canada. Her hybrid creative-nonfiction debut “This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart” will be published in 2020 (www.strangelight.com).