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Sonnet L'Abbé is a professor of creative writing at Vancouver Island University and won the 2000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Their poetry book, Sonnet’s Shakespeare, was named a Quill and Quire Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Raymond Souster Award. L’Abbé was the guest editor for the 2014 edition of Best Canadian Poetry and won the bp Nichol Chapbook Award for Anima Canadensis in 2017. They live on Vancouver Island, BC.

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