Madhur Anand

—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,, 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 (