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E.S. Taillon is a writer and translator. She has published poetry, prose, and book reviews in publications like CV2, Déraciné, and PRISM International where she was formerly managing editor. Taillon has an MA in French literature from the University of Toronto and an MFA from the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program. She lives in Toronto.

Award History

2023 Finalist

Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers
for Scenes from the Underground

Jury Citation

Sex, drugs, parties, and casual encounters are the ingredients of Scenes from the Underground, written in an impressively effective prose that embraces amusement in all its nuances. Funny, joyful, raw, and accompanied by images as colourful as the situations in which this reckless explorer of pleasure finds himself. This memoir gives us the chance to read about experiences that are totally, unapologetically, and sensually queer. With these explosive fragments, Cholette manages to approach with kindness the consumption of bodies and substances, transforming excess into forms of care and emancipation.