Canisia Lubrin is an award-winning writer, critic, teacher and former community arts administrator. She has written for the stage and for a wide range of print and online publications, including Room Magazine, The Puritan, The Rusty Toque, Arc Poetry Magazine, Vallum, Lemonhound, The Unpublished City, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, The Capilano Review, and Cordite Poetry Review. Lubrin was featured on CBC’s 2017 HERStory in Black and is a 2017-2018 Poetry in Voice Poet in Residence. Poetry editor at Humber Literary Review and advisor to Open Book, Lubrin is co-artistic director and co-host of Pivot Readings and is Consulting Editor with Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and is the author of augur (2017) and Voodoo Hypothesis (2017), which was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award, appeared on multiple end-of-the-year book lists, and was named a CBC Best Book of the Year. Lubrin’s next book of poetry, The Dyzgraphist, will be published in
2020 by McClelland & Stewart.