Canisia Lubrin

Writer, Editor, Critic and Teacher

Canisia Lubrin

Canisia Lubrin is moderating a virtual discussion with Jesmyn Ward on November 10, 2020 as part of the 2020 Thinking While Black series.

Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, critic and teacher born in St. Lucia. Her work has been published and anthologized internationally, including translations into Spanish and Italian, and forthcoming in French and German. Lubrin’s writing has been nominated for the Toronto Book Award, bp Nichol, Raymond Souster, Journey Prize, Gerald Lampert, Pat Lowther, and others.

Her poetry debut, Voodoo Hypothesis (Buckrider Books, 2017) was named a CBC Best Book, and a top 10 must read book by the League of Canadian Poets. Her second poetry book is The Dyzgraphxst (M&S, 2020). 2019 Writer-In-Residence at Queen’s University and poetry faculty for Banff Centre’s 2019 Emerging Writers Intensive, Lubrin lives in Canada and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph.

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