Congratulations to Jennifer Still – winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards
Jennifer Still is the winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards which took place on Saturday, April 28 at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain in Winnipeg. Her second poetry collection Girlwood was shortlisted for the Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.
Jennifer Still was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her second collection Girlwood (Brick Books, 2011) explores the interior mingling of place and identity as it relates to a girlhood from the wrong-side-of-the-tracks townhouse on Winnipeg’s eccentric Girdwood Crescent.
Girlwood received first prize in the 2008 John V. Hicks manuscript awards and two long poems from this collection were finalists in the 2008 CBC literary awards and the Matrix LitPop Awards. In 2008 Jennifer also received an inaugural Saskatchewan Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award for her literary contributions. Her first book, Saltations (Thistledown, 2005), was nominated for three Saskatchewan Book Awards.
A founding member of the acclaimed chapbook publisher JackPine Press, and recent Winnipeg Free Press poetry columnist, Jennifer lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two children where she is currently at work on her third poetry collection, Os.