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Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her debut poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis was named a CBC Best Poetry Book, longlisted for the Gerald Lambert Award, the Pat Lowther Award, and a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award. Her second collection, The Dyzgraphxst, was published in March 2020 by McClelland & Stewart. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in BrickJoyland Magazine, and The Capilano Review. One of those stories, “No ID or We Could Be Brothers,” was longlisted for the Journey Prize. Lubrin holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph and was recently a poetry faculty member at the Banff Centre and writer-in-residence at Queen’s University. She lives in Whitby, Ontario. 

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