Lunch Poems at SFU | Jennifer Zilm & Sarah de Leeuw
Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC
Jennifer Zilm writes poems. These can be found in print journals, on internet or you can just ask her, she’ll hook you up. She is the author of the chapbooks The Whole and Broken Yellows (Frog Hollow Press, 2013) and October Notebook (dancing girl press, 2013). Waiting Room (BookThug, 2016) is her first full-length collection.
Sarah de Leeuw is the author of five literary books (one forthcoming, 2017) and the co-editor of two academic texts (including the recent 2015 Determinants of Indigenous Peoples Health in Canada with Canadian Scholars' Press). She is a two-time recipient of CBC’s Literary Prize for creative non-fiction and is the 2013 Dorothy Livesay Award winner for Geographies of a Lover, named the best book of poetry in British Columbia that year. de Leeuw is a creative writer and geographer who works in a faculty of medicine where she teaches and undertakes research on medical humanities and health inequities, especially between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and particularly as they are geographically determined. Her recent (2014) creative non-fiction essay (“Soft Shouldered”) about murdered and missing Indigenous women along Highway 16, published in the literary journal PRISM International, was awarded two Western Magazine Awards, including Gold Medal for Best Essay of the Year.