Meredith Quartermain has just launched her fourth book of poems: Lullabies in the Real World, a playful interrogation of colonial and literary history. Vancouver Walking won a BC Book Award for Poetry, and Nightmarker was a finalist for a Vancouver Book Award. Other books include Recipes from the Red Planet (finalist for a BC Book Award in fiction); I, Bartleby: short stories; and U Girl: a novel. From 2014 to 2016, she was Poetry Mentor in the SFU Writer’s Studio Program, and in 2012 she was Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence.
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Steffi Tad-y is a Filipina poet and writer based in Vancouver located in the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people. She was long-listed in Room Magazine’s annual poetry contest and her first chapbook, I Didn’t Want to Be Read, I Wanted to Be Believed In was released by Frog Hollow Press in November 2019. Her poems can also be found in Emerge ’19, Open Minds Quarterly, and Event. Inspired by poetry’s capacity to hold vibrant, complex, polyvocal, and non-linear narratives, she writes about migration, mental health, and everyday life in the diaspora. One of her current and pressing goals is to write a funny poem.
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