Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, critic, and teacher published and anthologized internationally, with translations of her work adapted into Spanish, Italian, and forthcoming in French and German. Her poetry debut Voodoo Hypothesis was named a CBC Best Book. Lubrin’s fiction has been shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and longlisted for the Journey Prize. She has also served as the 2019 Writer-in-Residence at Queen’s University and poetry faculty for the Banff Centre’s Emerging Writers Intensive. In 2020, she was named a Writers’ Trust Rising Star. The Dyzgraphxst is her second poetry book. Lubrin holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and lives in Whitby.