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Canisia Lubrin

Canisia Lubrin

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Canisia Lubrin is an acclaimed poet, editor and writer. Her books include The Dyzgraphxst (M&S, 2020) and her debut Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak &Wynn,2017), named a CBC Best Book and listed for the Gerald Lampert award, the Pat Lowther award, and the Raymond Souster award. Lubrin’s other honours include the prestigious Windham-Campbell prize for a body of work, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Derek Walcott Prize, Canada Council’s Joseph S. Stauffer prize for literary achievement, and finalist for the Governor General’s Award and Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Anthologies that include her fiction were finalists for the Toronto Book Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. Lubrin was twice longlisted for the Journey Prize. 2022 Civitella Ranieri Fellow, Lubrin’s residencies include the Banff Centre, Queen’s University, an inaugural appointment as 2021 Shaftesbury Writer in Residence at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and a 2022 Literature Haus LCB residency in Berlin. In 2021, the Globe & Mail named Lubrin Poetry Ambassador of the Year. She was a member of the Canadian Guest of Honour delegate to the Frankfurt Bookfair. Lubrin completed her MFA at the University of Guelph, where she also teaches and will direct the MFA in Creative Writing in the School of English and Theatre Studies.  


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