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Congratulations to Poetry Contest Winner Jaeyun Yoo!

We're excited to announce the winner of our 2023 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize is Jaeyun Yoo for her poem "have you seen my father"! Jaeyun Yoo will receive $2000 in prize money and her poem will appear in the Spring 2023 issue of The Fiddlehead. You can read the poem or listen to a reading of it by Jaeyun Yoo now on our website.

Jaeyun Yoo is a Korean-Canadian poet, psychiatrist, and graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. A Best of the Net nominee, her poems have appeared in Room, Canthius, CV2, and elsewhere. She published a collaborative chapbook, Brine, with Harbour Centre 5, a collective of emerging poets.


Stay tuned to The Fiddlehead's website for a forthcoming interview with Jaeyun Yoo! 

Thank you again to our judges Kirby, Sadiqa de Meijer, and Rebecca Salazar, and to all who entered the poetry contest!