Michelle Poirier Brown

Michelle Poirier Brown

poet + performer + photographer


“Barefoot in the Salish Sea.” Shortlisted. FBCW Literary Contest. December 2023. 

You Might Be Sorry You Read This. Finalist in two categories: Poetry and Indigenous Voices. SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors. July 2023.

You Might Be Sorry You Read This. Short listed. Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry. June 2023.

“A Cure for Sorrow, a Prescription for Despair.” 2nd Place. Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize, Word Vancouver. July 2021.

“Before the Open Refrigerator Door.” Honourable Mention. Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize, Word Vancouver. July 2021.

“The Amnio Journal.” Nomination. National Magazine Awards, Personal Journalism category, 2021.

“Duck Ugly.” Short List. FBCW Literary Writes Contest. March 2020.

“Understanding My Face.” Shortlist. Event Magazine, Nonfiction Contest. February 2020.

“Porch Poems.” Long List. Room Magazine. Poetry Contest, 2019.

“Wake.” Winner. Earle Birney Prize for PoetryPushcart nomination; PRISM international, 2019

First Peoples’ Cultural Council Individual Artists, grant recipient. 2019

“As If Penelope.” Long List. Federation of BC Writers. Literary Writes, poetry, 2018

“New Medium.” Long List. PRISM international, Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V(ery) Short Forms, 2017

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, Community Fellowship. University of Victoria, 2017

“The Impulse.” Honourable Mention. Canadian Authors Association Victoria, Flash Fiction, 2016

“The House on Strathnaver Avenue.” Long List. PRISM international, Creative NonFiction, 2015

“The Girls I Grew Up With.” Honourable Mention. This Magazine, National Poetry Competition, 1998