Turnstone Press is pleased to share the news that Flyway by Sarah Ens has been nominated for a ReLit Award.
Congratulations to Sarah Ens whose long poem Flyway has been nominated for a ReLit Award in the poetry category.The winners of the ReLit Awards will be announced September 29, 2023. The full list for nominees for this year's awards can be found at the ReLit Group's instagram feed at @relitgroup.
More about Flyway:
This Meditation on the impact of human and ecological trauma explores the cost of survival for three generations of women living between empires. Writing from within the disappearing tallgrass prairie, Sarah Ens follows connections between the Russian Mennonite diaspora and the disrupted migratory patterns of grassland birds. Drawing on family history, eco-poetics, and the rich tradition of the Canadian long poem, Flyway migrates along pathways of geography and the heart to grapple with complexities of home.
Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Poetry Is Dead, Room Magazine, and SAD Mag. Her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky was shortlisted for the 2021 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the 2022 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Flyway is her second book of poetry.