2012 bpNIchol Chapbook Award

I’m thrilled that my chapbook Mimic (Leaf Press) won this year’s bpNichol Chapbook Award! Judges Bill Kennedy and Maggie Helwig said the following remarks:

“Gruber has written a sequence of connected poems, taking us from underwater landscapes to late night Portuguese bakeries, marked by brevity and precision, witty and alienist by turns. She deserves this year’s bpNichol Chapbook Award for making our minds race and our skins crawl.”

Also, some lovely words from Natalie Zina Walschots in The Torontonist about Mimic:

“Published as part of Leaf Press’ Gesture seriesMimic is a twisting, clever collection replete with tentacle-like lines and a weird tensile strength. The book “mimics” the undulating grace and alien appearance of an octopus in its content, and the theme is also carried over into the physical layout of the poetry, which is as strangely shaped as it is strangely beautiful.”