I am a Canadian writer and educator. My daily work is a cobbling together of several interlocking pieces: poetry, reviewing, outreach, teaching and creating opportunities for diverse writers and writing students. A first generation Canadian, I was born in Ottawa and graduated with a B.A. in Honours English at York University and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. My work has appeared in Arc Poetry, Canadian Literature, CV2, Descant, The Globe and Mail, Grain, Malahat Review, Maisonneuve Magazine, Ricepaper Magazine, THIS Magazine and Diaspora Dialogues’ TOK 6: Writing the New Toronto anthology. I was the 2015 winner of the Prism International Poetry contest and I have received grants from Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council. My first chapbook, Occasional Emergencies, was published with Toronto’s Odourless Press in 2013 and my second, Hanging Exhibits, with The Emergency Response Unit in 2016. Admission Requirements, my debut collection of poetry, was published with McClelland and Stewart in 2017.
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