REBECCA SALAZAR SULPHURTONGUE (M&S)
FINALIST GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD 2021
"Rebecca Salazar's poetry is a life-preserver in a sea of prejudice, pain, and confusion. Her words sing us back to what's essential: truth, often cutting but always necessary, and beauty, found in the least likely of places." — Alicia Elliott, author of A Mind Spread Out on the Ground
"The sprawling visionary heft of sulphurtongue recoils the diluted senses of earth and skin, sex and sulphur dioxide, queerness and religion, and more to reveal their deeper labyrinths of meaning. The singular power of this work rests not only in its wholly mature command of the craft, but in how Salazar’s sulphurtongue is a burning votive towards a world where the warped silos of history’s personal, ecologic, and collective toll gather toward a new imagining. A shimmering, head-long, heart-spin of a debut." — Canisia Lubrin, author of The Dyzgraphxst
REBECCA SALAZAR (she/they) is a writer, editor, and community organizer currently living on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people. The author of poetry chapbooks the knife you need to justify the wound (Rahila's Ghost) and Guzzle (Anstruther), Salazar also edits for The Fiddlehead and Plenitude magazines.