Gwen Benaway


Gwen Benaway is a trans girl of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published three collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, Passage, and most recently, Holy Wild. She has received many distinctions and awards, including the Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Her poetry and essays have been published in national publications and anthologies, including The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, CBC Arts, and many others. She is a Ph.D student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. trans girl in love, fifteen linked personal essays, is Gwen’s first volume of prose. With searing honesty, an arrestingly frank literary voice, and a poet’s skill to dig deeply, Gwen uncovers her life in its many complexities, contradictions, emptiness and fullness. trans girl in love illuminates the bittersweet longing and joy at the heart of trans feminine desire, exploring the many moments that make up a world of vibrant living. @RunawaySupernova gwenbenaway.com.