• Canisia Lubrin, Author

    Canisia Lubrin is a writer, teacher, critic, and poetry editor at McClelland & Stewart/PRH Canada. Her books include Voodoo Hypothesis (2017) and The Dyzgraphxst (2020). Lubrin is the recipient of the Griffin Poetry Prize, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry, the Derek Walcott Prize, and others. Finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Pat Lowther Memorial Award, Raymond Souster Award, bpNichol Chapbook Award, and Governor General’s Literary Award, Lubrin has been recognized with the Writer’s Trust of Canada Rising Stars prize, and held fellowships at the Banff Centre, Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy), Simon Frasier University, Literature Colloquium Berlin, Queen’s University, and Victoria College at University of Toronto. She studied at York University and the University of Guelph, where she is a professor and the Co-ordinator of the Creative Writing MFA in the School of English & Theatre Studies. Lubrin is the co-editor of three books: The Unpublished City: Vol. II (2019, with Dionne Brand and Phoebe Wang), Watch Your Head (2020), and The Journey Prize 33: Stories (2023, with Esi Edugyan and David Chariandy). In 2021, Lubrin received a Windham-Campbell prize for poetry, and the Globe & Mail named her Poet of the Year. Code Noir (2024) is her debut fiction, and includes stories listed for the Journey Prize (2019, 2020), Toronto Book Award (2018) and the Shirley Jackson Award (2021).  


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