Rebecca Păpucaru was awarded the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry for her first collection, The Panic Room, which was also a finalist for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and longlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her poems have appeared in anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English: “Philosophical, funny and forensic in reaching the heart” George Elliott Clarke. “Fran Lebowitz meets T.S. Eliot” Jacob Scheier.