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Liz Howard, 2018-2019 Canadian Writer-in-Residence

Liz HowardLiz 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 the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, A Globe and Mail top 100 book, and received an honourable mention for the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize. Her chapbook Skullambient was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award.

Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of Guelph. She is of mixed European and Anishinaabe descent. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in northern Ontario, she now lives in Toronto and assists with research on the aging brain.

Liz's residency runs from September 1, 2018–June 30, 2019.