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Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, the first time the prize has been awarded to a debut collection. It was also a finalist for a 2015 Governor General’s Award for poetry. She holds a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. Her recent work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Camera Austria, and Best Canadian Poetry. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in northern Ontario, she is of mixed European and Anishinaabe descent. Howard was the 2018-19 Canadian writer-in-residence in the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program.

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